The World Customs Organization has released the latest version of its Data Model at the end of 2021. GEFEG.FX users can now update and get the latest WCO Data Model version 3.11 via an update of the GEFEG Distribution.
What is new in version 3.11?
Data requirements due to new or amended legislation submitted as change requests by Customs authorities and WCO Data Model implementers have been added and/or modified.
In this release, there are 5 new Compositions, 5 new Attributes, 8 new Classes, and 3 new Code Lists approved and maintained by the WCO’s Data Model Projects Team and provided in GEFEG.FX by the GEFEG Implementation Support Team. Learn more about the details in our webinars.
The involvement of Customs authorities globally supports an important goal of the WCO Data Model
Data requirements of national and regional legislations or implementation guidelines are considered and incorporated into the latest WCO Data Model again which takes into account the feedback and input from Customs Authorities around the world. This release is backward compatible with previous releases as it does not remove or include any new information packages or business processes. Extensive changes are expected in the next major version of the WCO Data Model that is expected to be released by mid-2023, as it currently stands.
Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs authorities around the world
It is an important goal for the WCO to provide and further develop its global standard to enable seamless cross-border transactions for all Customs administrations worldwide.
What do you gain from using the WCO Data Model as the basis for information exchange of cross-border regulatory processes in a global supply chain?
- The WCO Data Model opens up the possibility to achieve interoperability and collaboration in Single Window and other implementations by Customs authorities.
- Simplified and harmonized data flow and integration of business data for Customs procedures.
- The “Base Information Packages” are central components of the WCO Data Model. These Information Packages compile information for typical Customs processes and procedures in Single Window implementations or at the virtual border. This is information that must be submitted by trading parties and processed by Customs authorities. It includes, for example, declaration of goods movement, licenses, permits, certificates, or other types of regulatory cross-border trade documents.
Delivery of the WCO Data Model in a structured and reusable format in GEFEG.FX
In cooperation with the World Customs Organization, GEFEG has been delivering the WCO Data Model with GEFEG.FX software since the early 2010s. This opened up new opportunities for Customs authorities, governmental organizations, traders and other parties involved in cross-border regulatory processes for joint development work and user-specific use of the WCO Data Model. For users, GEFEG.FX simplifies and streamlines the reuse of the WCO Data Model, whether for national customs implementations or for use by partner governmental agencies. A ready-to-use XML schema export also contributes to this goal.
Easy and effective use of the WCO Data Model
Many users of the WCO Data Model packages in GEFEG.FX are impressed by the simple and efficient methods of reusing the WCO Data Model to plan and implement their country and/or regional-specific Customs data requirements based on legislation. With each new release, it is important for users to determine if their existing implementations need to be modified to incorporate the latest WCO definitions of objects and Customs procedures to ensure compliance with the Data Model. If migration to the latest version of WCO Data Model is required, this can effortlessly be performed in GEFEG.FX.
Join our WCO Data Model 3.11 Webinars
GEFEG invites all interested users of the WCO Data Model and any other interested parties to join our webinar on the new features and changes in the latest released version 3.11 of the WCO Data Model with GEFEG.FX. The webinar will also address the potential impact of the new version and its implementations by business and technical implementers. In addition, GEFEG will present the “how-to” documents that are updated and delivered with each new version to help all users apply all the typical steps in implementing the new version of the WCO Data Model. During the 15-minute question and answer session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, express wishes and make comments.
WCO Data Model 3.11 Webinar on Tuesday, 11 October, 3:00 pm: Click here to register
WCO Data Model 3.11 Webinar on Friday, 14 October, 11:00 am: Click here to register