Global Patent Index - EP 1064614 A1

EP 1064614 A1 2001-01-03 - TRADE INFORMATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

TRADE INFORMATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

HANDELINFORMATIONSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'INFORMATION COMMERCIALE

Publication

EP 1064614 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99905112 A

Priority

  • GB 9803125 A
  • IB 9900268 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9941700A1] Trade Information System (TIS) is a trade data management system whose central objective is to streamline and automate the customs clearance and reconciliation procedures of customs and fiscal authorities in developing and emerging countries. TIS(tm) has been designed to replace a service known as preshipment inspection currently used in over thirty countries throughout the developing world. TIS is a networked process that allows governments, customs and tax authorities, and other participants in the global trade arena to easily access, exchange, and reconcile vital trade-related information. TIS enables information such as the names of the trade players, the quantity, description and value of goods, and other critical information to be captured at the export stage, validated, and disseminated simultaneously in two different directions: electronically to government officials in the country of import and as a secure machine-readable document (2D bar code) that travels with the shipment. Information is not only transmitted to the Fiscal Authorities in the country of import by the network. In addition, the trade related information is digitally signed and encoded on a 2 dimensional symbol (PDF417) that can be read by a scanner. When the shipment arrives at the port of entry, the customs officer need only scan the bar code with a portable scanner to gain instant access to the validated information required for customs clearance.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06K 19/06; G06F 7/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 7/10 (2006.01); G06K 19/06 (2006.01); G06K 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06K 19/06037 (2013.01); G06K 2017/0067 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9941700A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9941700 A1 19990819; EP 1064614 A1 20010103

INPADOC legal status


2001-09-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20010301

2001-01-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000821

2001-01-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): GB