SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services 8.0 Helps You Meet Export, Import, and Re-Export Requirements

  • by Rajen Iyer, Cofounder and CTO, Krypt, Inc.
  • October 28, 2009
Learn about some key features with the legal control license determination applied for import and export with the latest SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services 8.0 release.
Key Concept

Export or import statuses are assigned to products. Based on the country of departure or destination, the system picks up the relevant legal regulations and uses the license determination to determine the license types. License types are codes that help you determine license regulations for a product being shipped. These license determinations are associated with the product classification, and based on the classification, determine if a license is required, if no license is required, or if it is exempted.

Any business transactions with your SAP ERP system, be it purchase orders or sales orders, require that you deal with business partners (vendors, customers) and a product or service. When you ship your product or material, your goods must carry a number and description that are understood by your customer, vendor, and customs authorities. The country from which you export or even re-export imposes control over products based on the classifications. For example, certain products might not be allowed to enter certain countries or be sold to certain customers because of their application and risk. To properly export and import your goods, you must perform checks on the product classification and its controls to determine the license type.

SAP has added some new features for license determination in the recent release of SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services 8.0:

  • Projects interface for International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Re-export check on products
  • Bill of product/material - license check
  • Project tracking

This article takes a closer look at these new features and explains how you can use them.

Rajen Iyer

Rajen Iyer is the cofounder and CTO at Krypt, Inc. Rajen has written several in-depth, best practice articles, white papers, patents, and best-selling books on SAP Logistics and SAP Global Trade Services, including Effective SAP SD and Implementing SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services. He is also an invited speaker at industry conferences.

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