Descartes has gone live with its first customer using Descartes’ EMCS solution. The customer, one of the world's major oil and gas groups, selected Descartes' Excise Movement & Control System (EMCS) solution to manage electronic declarations for excise shipments.

As part of the Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) program to implement electronic customs in the European Union (EU), the European government introduced EMCS, a computerized system for monitoring movements of excise goods which have not yet been released for consumption. As of January 1, 2011, information on shipments between different Member States must be filed electronically by EMCS standards.

Descartes’ EMCS declaration module is part of the Standard Declarations Framework which is a European filings solution that handles the electronic submission and receipt of declarations for excise shipments. Descartes offers a single solution to address both consignee’s and consignor’s needs for multiple EU member states.

Please consult our EMCS White Paper for more details or contact us for more information.

Written by Peter de Groot