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AGENCY SECTOR MANAGEMENT CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF PROVIDING CUSTOMS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR FORWARDERS


The freight software provider continues to represent and champion forwarders with both government and industry bodies

London, UK, Tuesday 26th October 2021: Freight software provider Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM) is celebrating 35 years of developing customs clearance solutions for forwarders whilst also representing the interests of the industry at local and national government level.

Set up in 1986 to protect the technology-related interests of freight forwarders at a time of significant change in the UK Customs environment, ASM has represented the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation, and tackling areas of industry concern.

ASM released its first customs clearance software in 1994 with the introduction of Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF).

Since then, ASM has continuously developed its software and in January will release a significant update to Sequoia, so that more than 450 customers – with many thousands of individual users – can prepare for the staged phasing out of CHIEF and the sole use of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

“There has been a lot of confusion and mixed messaging regarding Brexit and CDS for the freight community, which is why it is more important than ever that businesses adopt a customs clearance solution which ensures continued compliance and efficiency as we enter 2022,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

Sequoia connects to UK customs and all port community systems, providing users with all the tools to process import, export, and transit shipments with speed and accuracy.

ASM is a not-for-profit mutual trading company, owned by its customers, re-investing profits into the development of software and customer solutions.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk


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    The cake was cake cut by Sharon Greer, General Manager, and Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.
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    To celebrate the anniversary, ASM provided cake cut by Sharon Greer, General Manager, and Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, to attendees of the recent Multimodal event in Birmingham, UK, at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Village.
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    ASM is an independent not-for-profit company, and its one-stop-shop Sequoia Customs Clearance software is used across the international freight supply chain to improve efficiency and compliance.
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AGENCY SECTOR MANAGEMENT CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF PROVIDING CUSTOMS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR FORWARDERS

The freight software provider continues to represent and champion forwarders with both government and industry bodies

London, UK, Tuesday 26th October 2021: Freight software provider Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM) is celebrating 35 years of developing customs clearance solutions for forwarders whilst also representing the interests of the industry at local and national government level.

Set up in 1986 to protect the technology-related interests of freight forwarders at a time of significant change in the UK Customs environment, ASM has represented the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation, and tackling areas of industry concern.

ASM released its first customs clearance software in 1994 with the introduction of Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF).

Since then, ASM has continuously developed its software and in January will release a significant update to Sequoia, so that more than 450 customers – with many thousands of individual users – can prepare for the staged phasing out of CHIEF and the sole use of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

“There has been a lot of confusion and mixed messaging regarding Brexit and CDS for the freight community, which is why it is more important than ever that businesses adopt a customs clearance solution which ensures continued compliance and efficiency as we enter 2022,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

Sequoia connects to UK customs and all port community systems, providing users with all the tools to process import, export, and transit shipments with speed and accuracy.

ASM is a not-for-profit mutual trading company, owned by its customers, re-investing profits into the development of software and customer solutions.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.