Kale Logistics Solutions, a trusted, global IT Logistics partner for Fortune 500 companies, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Taiwan based Trade-Van to facilitate issuance of Digital Certificate of Origin (eCoO) at the 60th Pan Asian E-Commerce Alliance (PAA) annual conference at Cyberjaya, Malaysia. This process will ease up the custom clearance process and will be adhering to issuing country’s laws and regulations.
Certificate of Origin (CoO) is among the most critical documents in the logistics industry. In international trade transactions, tariff of a product and other trade measures will be applied based on CoO.
According to the agreement, both stakeholders will establish an appropriate and effective cooperative framework for the facilitation of the eCoO project. Most notably, they both agree to exchange cross-border eCoO to facilitate the customs clearance process.
Speaking on the development, Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions said, “We are delighted to partner with Trade-Van to facilitate digital issuance of Certificate of Origin. In an industry, which is dominated by physical paperwork, this is a milestone achieved in order to digitize the Logistics world. With the vast experience of Trade-Van and the technical finesse of Kale Logistics, we believe this partnership will let us achieve new synergies going ahead.”
He further added, “Going ahead, we will also foresee the use of Blockchain technology in delivering eCoO. Blockchain technology can speed up the customs process by tracing the origin of goods or produce without almost any chance of tariff-avoiding forgery.”
Both Kale Logistics Solutions and Trade-Van are members of PAA.