CATTS joins the WCO Technology Hackathon

Driving Customs performance with Data and Technology in the Changing Landscape of Global Trade
October 12, 2022

In parallel with the WCO Technology Conference, the World Customs Organisation and Dutch Customs are hosting a Customs Technology Hackathon.

Our EPOS software development team is excited to take part in this pressure cooker event. The goal is to explore new concepts of cooperation between logistics companies and customs organizations.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like design event wherein computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively on software programs. The goals of a hackathon is to demonstrate a functioning software or hardware by the end of the event.

Two exciting challenges to choose from

  1. Data interoperability

Within the logistics field there are numerous sources of data describing traffic flows and transported goods. Each data source is designed for its intended purpose, which is a limiting factor when using data for different purposes. The goal of this challenge is to bridge the gap between different data sets and re-purpose different data sets for customs purposes, or re-purpose customs data for different goals.

  1. Combining public domain information to enrich customs data

A plethora of data is available in the public domain which can be supportive to customs processes and fulfil customs’ needs. It can add value to the data already submitted to customs for import or export declarations, and can be used in logistic and customs processes in order to gain knowledge and shorten Customs evaluation time. The goal of this challenge is to mix and match public domain data with customs data to enhance the clearance process.

What can we win?

The winning team is going to pitch their idea to the WCO and thus win a chance to be a part of future developments in collaboration with the WCO.

Wish us luck!

We will keep you posted on the outcome. For more information or registration, visit the event page.

Customs Hackathon

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