Since the implementation of European customs regulations in 2021, the customs clearance of goods in the postal flow has encountered many operational and IT difficulties:
European customs rules are much more restrictive than those of the UPU in terms of data sets;
The postal EDI message (ITMATT), necessary for customs clearance, exists but is not precise enough to allow exhaustive compliance;
Many origin postal operators are unable/unwilling to transmit required data for customs clearance and taxation.
The Simplify Importation Mechanism via Blockchain Application tool aims at solving these cross-border issues for La Poste and for French customs.