The International Air Transport Association’s Cargo-XML messaging standard is now fully integrated into ASYCUDA World, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s automated customs management system.
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The integration standardizes electronic communications between airlines and customs authorities using the program
The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Cargo-XML messaging standard is now fully integrated into the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) automated customs management system, ASYCUDA World, the IATA said.
The integration of Cargo-XML in ASYCUDA World, which is used by 90 countries for customs procedures, standardizes the electronic communications between airlines and customs authorities using the program.
“The new data standard reduces message duplication and simplifies communication across the supply chain, facilitating trade growth, improving cargo security, modernizing customs operations and fostering participation in global commerce through advance electronic data submission for air cargo shipments,” the IATA said.
“Having a standard air cargo digital messaging system between customs authorities, airlines and other air cargo stakeholders is fundamental to enhancing efficiency, driving trade growth and maximizing safety and security across the industry,” said Glyn Hughes, IATA Global Head, Cargo.
In August 2016, the IATA had announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection was adopting its Cargo-XML messaging standard to collect advance cross-border data on export shipments.