Descartes Viatrade™ for Brokers - A Leading Customs Management System for Cross-Border Trade

Descartes Viatrade™ for Brokers streamlines business processes and interaction between carriers, customs brokers and government agencies. This collaborative solution automates customs security filings for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and streamlines delivery management. It helps organizations make more effective use of internal resources, improves document accuracy for delivery to the appropriate authorities, and manages the final release of goods by customs.

Our leading customs management system offers an easy-to-access portal to connect customs brokers with carriers to enable complete lifecycle management for shipments. As a web-based, on demand offering, Viatrade enables organizations to leverage advanced automation features without the need to invest in the capital costs associated with in-house systems, integration, licensing and upgrades.

Descartes Viatrade for Brokers is collaboration service that streamlines business processes and interaction between carriers, customs brokers and government agencies. It manages the following processes:

  • Image and document management and delivery
  • Automated broker selection (Northbound)
  • Broker delivery and acceptance/rejection
  • FedEx Brokerage Connection™ (FBC)

With Descartes Viatrade for Brokers, customs brokers have the potential to leverage:

  • A single Web interface for multiple northbound less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers
  • Simple and straight-forward back-office electronic integration options
  • Full control over paperwork and processes, including:
    • Fully integrated ETA prioritization
    • Flexible track-and-trace search options
    • Generate on-demand in Web/PDF format
      • Canada Customs Invoices
      • Bills of Lading (BOLs)
      • Certificates of Origin
      • Various Reports
  • Streamlined one-click shipment rejection capabilities
  • Self-provisioning capabilities
  • Simplified operations management through a centralized summary view of all cross-border freight
  • Increased consistency by using a shipment folder concept lower operational costs through enhanced tracking, improved visualization of workflow and real-time access to shipment information
  • Improved system stability, robustness and reliability at less cost