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Chilean Customs Rolls Out New Cargo Targeting System

Chilean Customs announced on 25 July that it is rolling out a new cargo targeting system software created by CBP and administered by the Word Customs Organisation in an effort to enhance the detection and selection of high-risk cargo. Donated by the WCO, this tool will ostensibly play a key role in analysing import, export and transhipment operations carried out by shipping companies, shipping agents and freight forwarders for goods entering or departing Chile via a sea port. Customs officials will be able to identify high-risk cargo in a more efficient and timely fashion, and will also have access to a global database that will help them better allocate available resources.

Chilean Customs Director Claudio Sepúlveda observed that the adoption of this new technology forms part of the modernisation process pursued by Chilean Customs, in accordance with international practices and WCO guidelines. A press release indicates that 12 countries already use this software, including Panama and Singapore.

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