Hello, it’s IINO.
I would like to broadcast IINO san’s Logistics Radio.
Today, I would like to talk about, “Trade Waltz Links Trade Platform among Five Countries” from the April 27 Japan Maritime Daily article.
Daily Logistics Radio by IINO san in th Apr. 2022
TradeWaltz to Collaborate with 5 Countries
TradeWaltz, which operates a trade information collaboration platform, announced that it will conduct a demonstration of system linkage between trade Platform in five countries: Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to Japan and Thailand.
This project has been adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as part of the “Indo-Pacific Region Supply Chain Resilience Project”, and is intended to demonstrate the efficiency of customs clearance operations.
Platforms to be covered are Thailand’s NDTP, Singapore’s NTP, Australia and New Zealand’s Trade Window, and Japan’s Trade Waltz.
This platform is to link electronic data on commercial distribution of actual business, which is the source of information for customs clearance.
TradeWaltz platform is designed to digitalize trade practices.
In trade transactions, there are many related vendors to transport one deal, and there is a lot of paper. You need something to present as a common certificate to multiple related vendors, and until now, that has been paper.
TradeWaltz uses blockchain to make the data unwritable.
TradeWaltz platform connects the data of each affiliate by releasing API, so that trade procedures can be performed on one common platform.
This is what leads to this demonstration of the digitalization of trade across countries.
To Improve the Efficiency of Trade Procedures
In addition to the collaboration of trade Plarform in the five countries, there is also a move to import data from certificates of origin, eCO issued in digital data into TradeWaltz through a connection between TradeWaltz and the Chamber of Commerce’s system, and link it to practitioners in the partner country, or trade platform.
This is also aimed at streamlining trade procedures at customs offices in importing countries.
Until now, there has been an initiative to use electronic B/L called eB/L. However, it does not seem to have penetrated that far in practice, and originals or PDF are still being used.
Similarly, certificates of origin are also handled in original form. In Japan, I have experience in dealing with its copy, but in Thailand, I are basically aware that copy one is not allowed.
Need for Data Management
I personally think that managing data on a platform is absolutely useful.
Rather than sending PDF via email every time, we can open a common platform and drop the necessary information there, and the information will remain organized.
Since this is a demonstration of the collaboration of digital platforms across countries, I am looking forward to seeing how it will progress in the future.
I will also update the digital information.
That’s all for today. Thank you.