Kale Logistics Solutions has enabled Trade Facilitation for global logistics players through their state-of-the-art community platforms. These platforms are designed to offer several fulfilment mechanisms as per the guidelines around Trade Facilitation Agreement, outlined by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The simplification, modernisation and harmonisation of export and import processes have emerged as an important issue for the world trading system. To support and encourage ideal trade conditions around the world, World Trade Organization (WTO) proposed the landmark ‘Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) that was implemented on February 22, 2017.
Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions, said, “It has been our endeavour to serve the best in class IT solutions and community platforms. By virtue of our prolonged experience and exposure to this industry, we have developed our solutions based on ground realities. We understand trade facilitation and realise its benefits, competency and growth that it will garner for a country. With this understanding, we have designed our community platforms to encompass all the fulfilment mechanisms necessary to support this global initiative. Our consistent efforts in this regard are already being acknowledged globally and are being featured as case studies in Supply Chain Management books authored by Kellogg’s business school professors and in KPMG’s list of top 10 innovation in transport industry.”
The TFA encompasses several provisions for ensuring expedited movement, release and clearance of goods and sets out measures for effective cooperation between customs, related authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliances. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are also leveraging their strengths and services to provide a coordinated and integrated programme to support developing countries in implementation of the WTO TFA and have even proposed a pentagonal framework in this regard. The Indian government, too, has ratified the agreement and has commenced taking pertinent measures. In fact, it has already established a preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation and is accepting Notifications of Category A commitments under the Agreement on Trade Facilitation.