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Smart.Customs.Forms IQ

Smart.Customs.Forms IQ is a revolutionary managed service that transforms the way organizations handle customs forms by leveraging the power of AWS's serverless architecture. With intelligent data capture, classification, extraction, and enrichment capabilities, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ streamlines the processing of customs forms, reduces manual effort, and ensures compliance with customs regulations.


Smart.Customs.Forms IQ is a game-changing managed service that simplifies and automates the processing of customs forms. By leveraging AWS's serverless architecture, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ intelligently captures, classifies, extracts, and enriches data from paper-based customs forms, including Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin, Import Declarations, Export Declarations, Customs Value Declarations, and Transit Documents. The service reduces manual effort, improves accuracy, and ensures compliance with customs regulations, enabling organizations to streamline their customs processes and focus on their core business objectives.

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What we offer ?

Smart.Customs.Forms IQ is a managed service that automates the processing of paper-based customs forms, extracting and enriching data using AWS's serverless architecture.

For Who ?

The service is designed for organizations involved in international trade, including importers, exporters, customs brokers, and freight forwarders, who deal with a significant volume of customs forms and require efficient and accurate processing for customs compliance.

Smart.Customs.Forms IQ utilizes AWS services such as Amazon Textract, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon A2I, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3 to capture, classify, extract, and enrich data from customs forms. The service provides a user-friendly interface for form upload, review, and validation.

How do we Leverage AWS ?

Financial Benefits
  • Reduced labor costs associated with manual customs forms processing

  • Minimized risk of penalties and fines due to non-compliance or inaccurate declarations

  • Faster customs clearance and reduced border delays, leading to cost savings

  • Scalable and cost-effective solution with pay-as-you-go pricing

  • Reduced costs associated with paper-based processes and storage

Operational Benefits
  • Automated customs forms processing, reducing manual effort and errors

  • Improved data accuracy and consistency

  • Streamlined customs compliance processes

  • Enhanced visibility into shipment information and customs requirements

  • Improved collaboration with customs authorities and trade partners

Benefits of the Cloud Adoption Framework

By integrating Smart.Customs.Forms IQ with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, organizations can realize significant benefits across various perspectives, including streamlined customs processes, reduced compliance risks, enhanced productivity, improved governance, scalability, security, and simplified operations. This integration empowers organizations to optimize their customs forms processing, make data-driven decisions, and achieve operational excellence in international trade

Business Perspective
  • Streamlined customs processes: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ streamlines the processing of customs forms, reducing manual effort, minimizing errors, and improving efficiency, enabling organizations to optimize their customs compliance processes and focus on core business activities.

  • Reduced compliance risks: By automating the processing and validation of customs forms, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ helps organizations reduce the risk of non-compliance with customs regulations and avoid potential penalties or delays.

  • Improved trade partner relationships: With accurate and timely processing of customs forms, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ enables organizations to enhance their relationships with trade partners, customs authorities, and freight forwarders, facilitating smoother international trade transactions.

People Perspective
  • Enhanced productivity: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ automates repetitive tasks associated with customs forms processing, freeing up employees to focus on higher-value activities and strategic initiatives.

  • Skill development: Integrating Smart.Customs.Forms IQ with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework provides opportunities for employees to develop new skills in cloud computing, data analysis, and customs compliance.

  • Collaborative workflow: The centralized customs forms management and data accessibility enabled by Smart.Customs.Forms IQ foster collaboration among teams involved in international trade, such as logistics, customs, and compliance departments.

Governance Perspective
  • Regulatory compliance: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ helps organizations comply with customs regulations and international trade laws by providing accurate and auditable customs forms data.

  • Data governance: The service enables better data governance through structured and consistent customs forms data capture, storage, and management, ensuring data integrity and facilitating effective data management practices.

  • Audit readiness: With automated customs forms processing and data management, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ enhances audit readiness by providing easily accessible and traceable records of international trade transactions.

Platform Perspective
  • Scalability and flexibility: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ leverages AWS's serverless architecture, allowing organizations to easily scale their customs forms processing capabilities based on fluctuating trade volumes and business requirements.

  • Reliability and availability: The service ensures high availability and reliability by leveraging AWS's robust infrastructure and fault-tolerant design, minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted customs forms processing.

  • Integration capabilities: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ can seamlessly integrate with other AWS services and third-party applications, such as global trade management systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and customs authorities' systems, enabling end-to-end customs compliance workflows.

Security Perspective
  • Data protection: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ incorporates AWS security best practices, including encryption, access control, and secure data storage, to protect sensitive customs forms information and ensure data confidentiality.

  • Secure access management: The service leverages AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to enforce granular access controls and authenticate users, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access and modify customs forms data.

  • Compliance with industry standards: By aligning with AWS's compliance programs and certifications, such as ISO 27001 and SOC, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ helps organizations meet industry-specific security and compliance requirements.

Operation Perspective
  • Simplified operations: As a managed service, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ simplifies customs forms processing operations by abstracting away infrastructure management complexities and providing automated workflows.

  • Proactive monitoring and logging: The service integrates with Amazon CloudWatch for comprehensive monitoring, logging, and alerting, enabling proactive issue detection and resolution.

  • Continuous improvement: Smart.Customs.Forms IQ benefits from AWS's continuous innovation and updates, ensuring access to the latest features, performance enhancements, and best practices in customs forms processing.

Leveraging AWS Well-Architected Framework

By leveraging these AWS products and services across the Well-Architected Framework pillars, Smart.Customs.Forms IQ can capture, classify, extract, validate, and enrich data from customs forms in a serverless architecture that is operationally excellent, secure, reliable, performance-efficient, and cost-optimized. The combination of these services enables the automation and optimization of customs forms processing workflows while ensuring compliance with best practices and industry standards.

Operational Excellence Pillar

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service for executing code without provisioning or managing servers, enabling efficient and scalable customs forms processing.

  • Amazon CloudWatch: Monitoring and observability service for real-time monitoring, logging, and alerting of Smart.Customs.Forms IQ resources and performance metrics.

  • AWS CloudFormation: Infrastructure as code (IaC) service for automating the deployment and management of Smart.Customs.Forms IQ resources in a consistent and repeatable manner.

  • AWS Step Functions: Serverless workflow orchestration service for coordinating and automating the different stages of customs forms processing, including data capture, classification, extraction, validation, and enrichment.

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM): Service for securely managing access to AWS resources and controlling permissions for Smart.Customs.Forms IQ components.

  • Amazon Cognito: User authentication and authorization service for securely managing user access to the Smart.Customs.Forms IQ application.

  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS): Managed service for creating and controlling encryption keys used to encrypt sensitive customs forms data at rest.

  • AWS Certificate Manager (ACM): Service for provisioning, managing, and deploying SSL/TLS certificates for secure communication between Smart.Customs.Forms IQ components and users.

Security Pillar

Reliability Pillar

  • Amazon S3: Highly durable and scalable object storage service for storing and retrieving customs forms and processed data.

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service designed for high availability and fault tolerance, ensuring reliable execution of customs forms processing tasks.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: Serverless NoSQL database service for storing and retrieving metadata and processed customs forms data with high availability and durability.

  • Amazon SQS: Fully managed message queuing service for decoupling and ensuring reliable communication between Smart.Customs.Forms IQ components.

  • Amazon Textract: Fully managed service that uses machine learning to automatically extract text, handwriting, and data from scanned customs forms, including invoices, packing lists, and declarations.

  • Amazon Comprehend: Natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to uncover insights and relationships in customs forms data.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Fully managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling Elasticsearch clusters, enabling fast search and analytics on processed customs forms data.

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service that automatically scales based on incoming requests, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

  • Amazon API Gateway: Fully managed service for creating, publishing, and securing APIs, enabling seamless integration with other systems and applications.

  • Amazon Augmented AI (A2I): Human review service that can be integrated into the customs forms processing workflow to validate and improve the accuracy of machine learning predictions, ensuring high-quality results and building trust in the automated process.

Performance Efficiency Pillar

Cost Optimization

  • AWS Lambda: Pay-as-you-go pricing model, where you only pay for the compute time consumed during customs forms processing, optimizing costs.

  • Amazon S3: Cost-effective storage option with pricing based on the amount of data stored, access requests, and data transfer.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: On-demand capacity mode for automatic scaling and pay-per-request pricing, optimizing costs based on usage.

  • AWS Cost Explorer: Cost management tool for monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing costs associated with Smart.Customs.Forms IQ resources.

  • AWS Budgets: Service for setting custom budgets and receiving alerts when forecasted or actual costs exceed defined thresholds.

  • AWS Lambda: Promotes sustainability by efficiently allocating compute resources and reducing energy consumption.

  • Amazon S3: Stores data in shared, multi-tenant hardware, optimizing resource utilization.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: Provides a serverless database that automatically scales capacity, minimizing over-provisioning and reducing energy waste.

  • AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool: Helps measure, track, and reduce the carbon emissions associated with using AWS services.

  • Implement efficient data storage practices, such as using Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering, which automatically moves data between access tiers based on usage patterns, optimizing storage costs and reducing the storage footprint.

  • Take advantage of AWS's commitment to renewable energy by running on AWS regions that have a higher percentage of renewable energy mix.

Sustainability Pillar

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