From Delivery Notes, Packing Lists and Above

The efficiency and accuracy of customs clearance significantly impact the success of international trade. Digicust, through its cutting-edge product Dexter IDP, revolutionizes the import declaration process by offering an automated solution. This wiki entry will focus on another key use-case: creating import declarations using delivery notes, packing lists, and master data. This process typically involves handling a multitude of documents, which Digicust seamlessly automates and optimizes.


Let's walk through the step-by-step process of how Digicust automates import declarations using delivery notes and packing lists.

  1. Receipt of Documents: To initiate the process, the user forwards various document types, such as delivery notes and packing lists, to the Digicust platform. This can be done via email, with any additional relevant information included in the body text.

  2. Intelligent Document Processing (IDP): Upon receipt, Digicust's Dexter IDP comes into play. Dexter IDP reads and interprets the provided documents, much like a human operator would. It extracts key details, such as product codes, quantities, weights, and other data necessary for the import declaration.

  3. Leveraging Master Data: When available, Digicust can also integrate master data in the process. Master data ensures that the system has access to the most accurate and consistent information across different business divisions. This becomes especially useful in facilitating quicker and more efficient customs declarations.

  4. Automated Tariff Classification: In cases where the master data is absent or incomplete, Digicust uses its Taric system. Taric is an automated tariff classifier that uses product descriptions to deduce the correct tariff codes. This automation ensures accurate and efficient tariff classifications.

  5. Import Declaration Creation: After all the necessary data has been extracted and processed, Digicust compiles the import declaration. The no-code automation platform allows the creation of custom rules, offering flexibility to cater to each client's specific needs.

  6. Delivery: The final step involves Digicust forwarding the completed declaration to the client's end system. This seamless integration and data transfer process enable smoother business operations.


Digicust transforms the process of creating import declarations from an often convoluted task into a streamlined and automated process. By utilizing intelligent document processing technology, master data modules, and an automated tariff classification system, Digicust reduces the margin for error and significantly increases efficiency in the customs clearance process. The ability to process delivery notes and packing lists, as well as import declarations, adds to the flexibility and adaptability of the Digicust system.

By converting complex, unstructured data into clear, actionable insights, Digicust stands as a pivotal player in the modernization of customs clearance.

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