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 Nov-30-2012

The Descartes Systems Group Signs with NACCS A First JP24 "SERVICE PROVIDER" AGREEMENT
   July-1-2012 A business partnership with Dream Cargo Systems for NVOCC Shipping Document
 

Sep-12-2011

This site now starts "Japan Cargo Security Info Box" as the program by Customs Japan announced
   Oct-26-2010 Mr. Wasserman, Descartes Systems, demonstrated Global Trade Compliance expertise at JIFFA
 

 Oct-13-2010

JIFFA IT Committee - An Effective Use of Shipping Doc System Reported (in Japanese)
   May-25-2010 JIFFA News No. 166 (May 2010) - NVOCC (Non-Auto AMS) Faces A Challenge By ISF (10+2)
   May-01-2010 Mr. Masakazu Tomishima, the high profile IT professional ex NEC has joined as Senior Advisor
   Apr-19-2010 BAL Made A Report On Issues Relative To Impacts by ISF at JIFFA IT Committee
   Sep-30-2009 JIFFA News No. 162 (Sep 2009) - ISF 10+2 Progress Report in U.S. By S. Noda of BAL
   May-29-2009 JIFFA News No. 160 (May 2009) - A Progress Report On CBP ISF 10+2 By S. Noda of BAL
   Apr-14-2008 JIFFA Seminar In Osaka On CBP's ISF "10+2" - A Performance Report Card By CBP Cited
   Apr-6-2009

 JIFFA News No. 159 (March 2009) - A Report On CBP ISF 10+2 By S. Noda of BAL

   Mar-12-2008  A Speech made by BAL CEO on CBP's Program ISF "10+2" & AMS at the JASTPRO Seminar
   Mar-02-2009  CBPfs ISF 10+2 Ruling With AMS 24Hour Rule Explained by BAL CEO At the JIFFA Seminar
   Feb-05-2009  Descartes Systems Group has acquired the logistics business of privately-held Oceanwide Inc.
   Dec-19-2008  Online Demo Presentation of Import2000 AMS Made at JIFFA's IT Committee
   Nov-01-2008  Our Marketing of GLN (Global Logistic Network) by Descartes Systems Now Starts
   Oct-01-2008  Descartes Acquires European Customs Filer Dexx
   Sep-25-2008  Brainetta Has Made A Presentation of Import2000/BALDOC Interface at JASTPRO Committee

 

@ November 30, 2012
The Descartes Systems Group Signs with NACCS A First JP24 "SERVICE PROVIDER" AGREEMENT

NACCS SIGNS A FIRST SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENT
WITH 'The Descartes Systems Group Inc.'
REGARDING ADVANCE FILING RULES

Kawasaki, Japan- 30 November 2012- Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center) has signed the agreement with Service Provider ‘The Descartes Systems Group Inc.’ (Waterloo, Canada) on connecting each other’s system to enable Carriers and NVOCCs in foreign countries, the filers of newly implemented Japan’s Advance Filing Rules, to report electronically through NACCS to Japan Customs as details shown in the attachment.

This is the first time NACCS Center signed the agreement on system connection with service providers regarding Advance Filing Rules.

*Advance Filing Rules: On March 30, 2012, a bill to amend part of the Customs Law passed through the Diet in Japan. This amendment enacts the Advance Filing Rules, which require a vessel operator or a NVOCC to electronically submit information on maritime container cargoes to be loaded on a vessel intended to entry into a port in Japan, to Japan Customs in principle no later than 24 hours before departure of the vessel from a port of loading. The electronic report from foreign filers will be made through service providers authorized by NACCS Center.

For further information, please visit NACCS Center website. Advance Filing Rules page has information on such as operations of the rules and list of authorized Service Providers. http://www.naccs.jp/e/afr/index.html

For the Press Release made by Descartes Systems,
please visit its website https://www.descartes.com/news-events/general



Descartes CEO Art Mesher @ Interview with Business News Network
where the
new NACCS/Descartes business relation is nicely introduced

Art Mesher speaks with Business News Network of Canada about the state of
the global shipping market and Descartes' Q3 earnings. Watch now on bnn.ca.


(Source: NACCS and Descartes Joint Press Release made on 2012-11-30

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@Jul.1, 2012 - A business partnership with Dream Cargo Systems for NVOCC Shipping Document

Our shipping documentation package software BALDOC has now renamed and upgraded into DC4S-24 wtih a business partnership with Dream Cargo Systems(DCS), the well-known software provider specialized in freight forwarder industry covering Air as well as Ocean. Thanks to this new close relationship with DCS, your shipping documentation needs will be well covered in efficient manner and improve profitability that may include solutions for the coming JP24 issues in Japan..

At the same time, we have newly added BALDOC-CLOUD into our product list which can be used by NVOCCs for their export documentation needs. It is known for a set of shipping documentation funcionality via online service by using browser(IE) only. You do not require any system resources such as server but to use Window PC and Internet connectivity.

In summary, there are three products now available for NVOCC business, i.e.

1) NVOCC Shipping Documentation (Package Software) - DC4S-24
2) NVOCC Export Shipping Documentation
(Cloud Service) - BALDOC CLOUD
3) AMS Interface (Package Software) - For cargo to U.S. - BALDOC Interface

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Brochure (in Japanese)


 

 
 

@Sep. 12, 2011 - This site starts "Japan Cargo Security Info Box"

This website has been focusing on the gCargo Securityh issues since many years after the introduction of the 24 Hour Advanced Cargo Manifest Rule was adopted by CBP of U.S. We also reported the recent security issues of ISF (10+2) by U.S. as well as the program of ICS-ENS by EU. To meet with the need of our readers from Japan, we made a setup of the gCargo Security Info Boxh in Japanese language, but nothing similar has been arranged in English. While the latest policy move by CTB on the Japan Import Cargo Security may invite more interest of readers outside Japan, our website will start English pages so as to report news and information in the gJapan Cargo Security Info Boxh section.

Japan Import Cargo Security

Source: CTB Official Docoment On The Basic Concept

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@Oct-26-2010 - Mr. Wasserman, SVP of Descartes Systems Group, demonstrated his expertise at the recent JIFFA Seminar

With a guest speaker Mr. J. Wasserman, SVP, Descartes Systems Groupt in charge of Global Trade Compliance, JIFFA has gathered more than 200 participants at the seminar focusing on gLogistics Securityh held in downtown Tokyo at Ohtemachi. The program has three parts i.e. Part-1 Global Security Trend, -2 EU-ICS 24 Hour Rule, -3 Latest Update of CBP ISF as of late. Mr. Noda of BAL has moderated this gathering including his own supplemental session in the part-3 in Japanese language.

Mr. Jonathan Wasserman,
Senior Vice President, Descartes Systems Group
@Part-1: Global Compliance - Its Trend and Direction
@Part-2: EU-ICS(Import 24 Hour Rule) Implementation in 2011
@Part-3: ISF Latest Update/Security Ruling in Other Areas

@Part-4: Question and Answers


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JIFFA



 

 
 

@May 25, 2010 - JIFFA News (No.166) highlights Non-Auto AMS Filer who faces a challenge caused by ISF (10+2) where a use of e-business now appears a MUST

This bi-monthly news and report by JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association) has posted a report prepared by S. Noda of BAL focusing on possible impacts caused by the ISF 10+2 implementation since it is enforced on January 26, 2010. The report also suggests an effective use of e-business facilities that are readily available today. It then requests the top management for renewing its business practices in light of IT solution so as to meet the challenges ahead in the international forwarding business arena. The PDF document is available in Japanese language only.
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May 25, 2010





(in Japanese only)

 
 

May 1, 2010 - Mr. Masakazu Tomishima, the high profile and well known architect of SCM systems ex NEC joined BAL as Senior Advisor

Mr. Masakazu Tomishima, the high profile IT professional formerly ex NEC, has joined our company as Senior Advisor. His longtime career with the user-oriented approach in system design and architecture brings a variety of new values to BAL including the most effective use of new technology. His extensive network of contacts and personal connections, domestic and international as well as private and public sector, may create new business opportunities to us.

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May 1, 2010



Mr. M. Tomishima
Our Senior Advisor

 
 

April 19, 2010 - ISF (10+2) Impact On NVO AMS Non-Filer Explained At JIFFA Committee

With an invitation by the IT Committee of JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association), BAL Management has made a report on the issues relative to possible impacts made by ISF new program on AMS business matters that are handled by Non-Auto Filers. The following issues are discussed:

1. ISF(10+2) in Progress (CBP Report of March 10, 2010)
2. ISF Needs Link to AMS via Lowest B/L Number|Challenges for Non-AMS Filer
3. Solution - A Use of Service Provider with EDI Automation

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@Sep 30, 2009 - JIFFA News (No.162) Close-Up Section Cites A Progress Report

The bi-monthly news and report on the international freight forwarding business in Japan by JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association) has published an article that is prepared by S. Noda of BAL. It reports about the progress of ISF 10+2 in U.S. based on and compiling of the relevant information available over a variety of website such as CBP and other publications. This report is available in Japanese language only.

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Sept, 30, 2009





(in Japanese only)

 
 

@May 29, 2009 - JIFFA News (No.160) Close-Up Section Cites A Progress Report

The latest bi-monthly news and report on the international freight forwarding business in Japan by JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association) has an article prepared by S. Noda of BAL on the CBP ISF 10+2 of its progress. It is available in Japanese language only. It is to emphasize one particular point CBP most frequently does mention, i.e. "Start your filing now and it is sooner the better".

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May 29, 2009





(in Japanese only)

 
  April 14, 2009 - JIFFA Seminar In Osaka - CBP Report Card System Cited

A similar seminar to Tokyo held in March 2009 sponsored by JIFFA was conducted in Osaka with about 80 participants. The seminar covered the same topics as in Tokyo with one additional issue, i.e. Importer Security Filing Performance Report Card by CBP. Together with some filing status statistics for the period of January 26 thru March 14 recorded by Descartes Systems, the importancet of this Report Card System was emphasized. Online demonstration of ISF was also presented.

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@April 6, 2009 - JIFFA News (No.159) Has A Special Report By S. Noda, BAL CEO

A bi-monthly news and report on the international freight forwarding business in Japan by JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association) has a special article on the CBPfs new ruling written by S. Noda, BAL CEO. This March 2009 issue runs a total 5-pages report that may be relevant to JIFFA members. Although the article is available in Japanese language only, however, we wish to report that the value of "Service Providers" such as Descartes Systems are specially highlighed as its best solution available today for the industry in coping with the new CBP ruling.

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April 6, 2009





(in Japanese only)

 
  March 2, 2009 - CBPfs ISF 10+2 Ruling With AMS 24Hour Rule Explained By BAL CEO At the JIFFA Seminar

With a total attendance of 298 people, a business seminar by JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association) on the CBPfs new ruling, i.e. Importer Security Filing (ISF), was conducted where CEO S. Noda of BAL was the sole speaker at the two-hour session in the morning hours and the same in the afternoon at Zennin Kenpokaikann of Kayabacho in downtown Tokyo. There are four issues below that were explained by using a set of slides in 40 pages. A sample screen online demo connecting with Descartes systems center was made after the presentation.

Seminar Title:
- U.S. CBPfs New Ruling of 10+2 For Importer and the Role of Freight Forwarders -

1. Overview - The Cargo Electronic Filing System in U.S. by CBP
2. Import Cargo Ruling - AMS 24 Hour Rule
3. Ocean Cargo Importer - Security Filing Called 10+2
4.@How AMS and ISF Systems Work Together

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  February 5, 2009 - Descartes Acquires Oceanwide Inc. logistics business

Descartes Systems Group has acquired the logistics business of privately-held Oceanwide Inc. The business by Oceanwide's logistics is focused on a web-based, hosted SaaS (Software as a Service) model that is ideal for customs brokers and freight forwarders who choose to outsource rather than procure or manage traditional enterprise applications behind their own firewalls. The combination of Oceanwide's logistics business and Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) creates a powerful service offering for customers and adds an important community of customs brokers to the GLN. With Oceanwide bringing more than 700 participants to the GLN, including a broad community of customs brokers, the combination strengthens Descartes' position as a global leader in on-demand logistics management and customs filing solutions.

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  December 19, 2008 - Import2000 AMS Service Demo Made At JIFFA

An online demonstration, in addition to the introduction of Import2000 AMS, by using Descartes Systems service was made at the IT Committee of JIFFA (Japan International Freight Forwarders Association, Inc) relative to the CBP AMS 24-hour Rules. It was also briefly covered the issue of CBP's recent ISF (Importer Security Filing so-called 10+2) that appears a matter of interest among the committee members. This is, for Brainetta Ltd., the second opportunity to speak about Import2000 and Descartes service to the leading trade groups. To promote a stable development of international freight forwarding industry and its related business, JIFFA was organized by Ministries of Finance, International Trade and Industry and Transport joined by the private industries as a sole body for the facilitation of international trade procedures in Japan.

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  November 1, 2008 - Launching A Marketing Campaign of GLN Service

In addition to our technical support of Import2000 service since the implementation of AMSf 24hour rule back in 2003, we are happy to announce that Desartes Systems Japan has appointed BAL as its local Value-Added Reseller (VARs) for the GLN service. Descartes' logistics management solutions combine the Descartes Global Logistics Network with a variety of business applications to provide such as messaging services and other SaaS applications that help customers reduce administrative costs and bring greater business efficiency. While a wide range of solutions are available by Descates, we are now to focus this campaign on the three services as below;

- Messaging Service
- Cargo Track and Trace
- AMS Import2000 (the existing service as explained below)@


BAL offers an online U.S. Customts filing service on demand called Import2000 by Descartes Systems since January 2003. In partnership with Ocean Commerce who represents Descartes as sales agent in Japan, we support customers with our technical expertise on information systems in addition to marketing and sales contacts. Descartes operates the largest certified U.S. Customs Service Center in North America and currently delivering electronic gateway services access to the U.S. Custom such as AMS (Import2000), and related EDI Services.

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  October 1, 2008 - Descartes Acquires European Customs Filer Dexx

Descartes Systems has acquired Dexx, a Belgium-based European customs filing and logistics messaging provider. Dexx adds European customs filing capabilities and a community of connected European logistics organizations to Descartes' Global Logistics Network .

Dexx's customs offerings help shippers, cargo carriers and freight forwarders manage the movement and submission of customs filings and messages to a number of customs authorities. Dexx's commitment to automating logistics processes in Europe also resulted in its membership in EuroTradeNet (ETN), an entity designed to promote electronic trade focused on customs filings in the European region.


....... for the Descartes News Release on October 1, 2008

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  September 25, 2008 - Import2000 & BALDOC Interface Explained At JASTPRO

An online demonstration of Import2000 with BALDOC Interface Program used by NVOCC clients for the EDI interace was made at the Special Committee of JASTPRO relative to the CBP AMS 24-hour Rules using the service available by Descartes Systems. JASTPRO, Japan Association for Simplification of International Trade Procedures, was organized by Ministries of Finance, International Trade and Industry and Transport joined by the private industries as a sole body for the facilitation of international trade procedures in Japan. Our presentation including online demo of Descartes Import2000 has addressed the issues of business automation of AMS filing in regard to the regulatory compliance of Customs in U.S.

 
  July 18, 2008 - FCS Tradegate2000.com Be Consolidated Under Descartes.com

Since becoming part of the Descartes Systems Group, we have been slowly merging Flagship Customs Services (FCS) operations into the larger Descartes corporate structure. Many of you have probably noticed these changes. On July 21, 2008 we will complete the transition by consolidating the FCS web site (www.tradegate2000.com) into the Descartes corporate web site (www.descartes.com). This move will also mean that access to Import2000 Customs Compliance and other services, now found through the login on the Tradegate2000 domain name, will be located under the Descartes domain name (www.descartes.com). This does mean that some of your business processes may change. We expect these changes to be minor but we want to inform you before the move to further minimize any inconvenience.
To login into your Import2000 and Export2000 account after this date, please go to the URL:
http://www.descartes.com/login.html

 
  January 15, 2008 - Descartes MX Ocean AMS (Import2000-Mexican version)

The Descartes MX Ocean AMS solution was released to comply with the new mandatory Mexican customs regulations that apply to all carriers, forwarders and NVOCCfs moving ocean shipments through Mexico. Descartes MX Ocean AMS helps the industry transmit ocean manifest required by the new Mexican customs regulations.. Brainetta will support customers in Japan with Ocean Commerce to make this new Mexican ASP service be a success.

 
  November 30, 2007 - A Special Seminar Held On "U.S. Cargo Security"

A special business seminar on "U.S. Cargo Security" inviting Mr. Hashimoto of JMC as a guest speaker was held on Nov 30 in Tokyo. The latest issue of CBP's new so-called "!0+2"propsal was highlighted although its final ruling is somewhat slipping and rumored possibly released by the end of 2007.

 
 
  September 1, 2007 - BALDOC Adds An Upgraded Profit/Loss Feature

BALDOC - Released an enhanced version of Profit/Loss feature (optional) to make users check if business enquriy is viable or not

 
  August 14, 2006 - Our Documentation Software BALDOC Enhanced

BALDOC - Released a new upgraded version in two: Light and Standard so as to meet our customer needs in a variety.

 
 
  August 14, 2006 - Renaming/Reregistering Our Coporate Name

Brainetta Ltd. (formerly Brainet Associates Ltd.) is our new company name after the registration is complete under the new governing law of Japan that was put in force since May 2006.

 
 
  June 30, 2006 - FCS Has Joined To The Descartes Systems Group

Descartes Acquires Flagship Customs Services


WATERLOO, Ontario, June 30, 2006 - On-demand logistics software-as-a-service (SaaS) specialist The Descartes Systems Group Inc. acquired Flagship Customs Services, Inc. (FCS) today to add customs compliance technology to its electronic logistics network, called the Global Logistics Network or GLN.
Maryland-based FCS provides technology as a service to help shippers, transportation providers, freight forwarders and other logistics intermediaries securely and electronically file shipment information with customs authorities, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency. FCS also operates the U.S. Census Bureau's AESDirect service for electronic filing of export information. Further information on FCS can be found at www.tradegate2000.com.

....... from Descartes News Release on June 30, 2006 and for further details

Flagship Customs Services In Japan
By Ocean Commerce Ltd.
With Tech-Suppport By Brainetta Ltd.

BAL offers a web-based transaction service called Import2000 by Flagship Customs Services (FCS) from U.S. since January 2003. In partnership with Ocean Commerce Ltd. who represents FCS as sales agent in Japan, we support customers with our technical expertise in addition to marketing/sales contacts. FCS operates the largest certified U.S. Customs Service Center in North America and currently delivering electronic gateway services access to the U.S. Custom such as AMS (Import2000), and related EDI Services. Our clients include Freight Forwarders and Ocean Carriers.
 
 
  July 1, 2004 - Our Office Relocated

We have moved to a new location in the downtown of Tokyo Nihonbashi with an easy access to four subway stations nearby. Our phone and fax numbers are changed while our email addresses remain unchanged.

 
 



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