Lyngsoe Systems and Hurricane Commerce offer customs and VAT system

Lyngsoe Systems and Hurricane Commerce have teamed up to assist postal operators in managing new EU tax and border regulations that will affect all countries outside the economic bloc.

Among the new regulations are the implementation of ICS2 (Import Control System 2), requiring entry summary declarations on all parcels and packets entering the EU; and the EU’s VAT modernisation package and launch of the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS).

Lyngsoe Systems is to offer its customers Hurricane Commerce’s Zephyr data enhancement solution to support its own Manual Imaging Capture Station (MICS), which it states provides a scalable solution for optimising import, customs and VAT collection.

MICS separates data entry from the physical handling of items, automates much of the process and drives efficiencies into the system through using floorspace more effectively.

Meanwhile, Hurricane’s Zephyr API (application program interface) enables the efficient checking and completion of cross-border shipment pre-advices. The system identifies invalid descriptions, returns a status code for each imported consignment, and includes a product description, HS6 code and, if required, eight and 10-digit import and export codes. Zephyr can process over 700 million requests per day with 85% accuracy and achieves average response times of 100 milliseconds.

Martyn Noble, CEO of Hurricane Commerce, commented, “We are delighted that Lyngsoe Systems has chosen our game-changing Zephyr solution to complement its own industry-leading offering to postal authorities. Our solutions are helping postal operators, carriers, logistics providers and online retailers capitalise on the huge growth opportunities in e-commerce while staying compliant in the face of ever-increasing global regulations and laws.”