Using GTA to obtain Customs Clearance

If you are using GTA to produce your export documents, then managing your own NES (National Export System) customs clearance procedures can save you both a time and money, and ensure that you have the transport documents you need, when you need them. Your GTA system is probably integrated with your business system to eliminate the need to re-key basic commercial information, so integrating NES is the next logical step.

How does GTA Manage your NES Customs Clearance?

GTA manages all the data required for each individual shipment which you despatch, with the basic principle that you should be able to key data once and re-use many times during the lifecycle of your export shipment.

When you have finalised the data for your shipment, you simply send a submission to customs from GTA for that shipment.    In minutes, your GTA system will receive a message back from CHIEF, the customs system, which will either confirm your shipment can be despatched, or will request more information.   Once accepted all that remains to be done is to print the accompanying document, and your goods can be sent on their way.

The NES module in GTA allows you to view a list of all submissions made, and their current status, so that you can easily see what is ready to go and what needs further attention from you.  An error report will be attached to that shipment record advising you what information needs correction before re-submission.


If you are using a freight forwarder to make your NES submissions, you can save money by managing these yourself.

It is likely that you are paying in the region of £30 for each submission made by your forwarders, whereas it would cost a fraction of that amount to manage your own submissions.

Learn more about using NES or contact us today to find out how you can start managing your NES submissions in GTA.

You can find out more about GTA and our other products which help you manage your export administration on our web site.


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