UPS aims to ease international trade management

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UPS Trade Management Services Inc., a unit of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Monday unveiled a software suite designed to simplify international trade management.

The software, called UPS TradeSense, is aimed at helping U.S. exporters and importers manage customs clearance and security regulations associated with international trade, the company said. It offers an enhanced focus on trade compliance and on companies" need to retain and organize trade-related information in case of audits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or other government agencies.

UPS TradeSense is a neutral technology platform that UPS Trade Management Services said can be integrated into almost any IT infrastructure. It allows companies to keep trade-related data in one location for easier management and connectivity to global supply chain partners. It also has screen-level security protocols that require users to log in with a personal identification code and allow access only to parts of the system they are authorized to use.

"The UPS TradeSense technology supports UPS"s mission to synchronize global commerce," Bill Ansley, vice president of UPS Trade Management Services, said in a statement. "Customers now can better coordinate their trade responsibilities to help minimize delays in moving goods across borders that may result from documentation errors or compliance issues."