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DHL launches Global Trade Services (GTS) to simplify international trading

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 16, 2006 10:24 CET

Suite of trade-related services and products boosts customers’ businesses worldwide

Bonn/Singapore, 16 November 2006 – DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company, has further enhanced its renowned operational expertise with the introduction of its Global Trade Services (GTS) platform. This platform is designed to facilitate trading across the world by leveraging DHL’s trade solution expertise to manage complex duty regulations, shorten lengthy business processes, and ease the stress of global trade management.

“This is a global initiative that is being rolled out in Asia Pacific, to help a wide range of customers, from SMEs to multinational corporations, seize even more opportunities to do business worldwide,” said Scott Price, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express - Asia Pacific. “Leveraging DHL’s trade facilitation expertise, customers will be able to easily navigate even complex trade regulations as DHL's expertise helps them shorten previously lengthy business processes.”

“DHL is not only committed to reducing the complexity, risks and costs of international shipping but also helping our customers do more business” said Dan McHugh, Senior Vice President of Commercial, DHL Express - Asia-Pacific. “With DHL Global Trade Services, we are able to support our diverse customer base, especially SMEs, with trade solutions above and beyond our core transportation offerings; this service will enable them to trade internationally with greater control, increased transparency and improved efficiency.”

DHL GTS ( has three distinctive features comprising Importer of Record (IOR) and Exporter of Record (EOR) Services, Customs Brokerage Services, and Trade Automation Services (TAS).

Importer of Record (IOR) and Exporter of Record (EOR) Services
A highlight of GTS is the IOR and EOR Services, an innovative offering where DHL acts as the importer on behalf of its customers for customs and regulatory purposes in any nominated country, while customers continue to hold title to their goods without the need of establishing a legal presence in the respective country.

Customs Brokerage Services
The Customs Brokerage Services allows companies access to DHL’s large and widespread network of Customs professionals to handle their Customs brokerage needs across the globe. This brokerage service is available regardless of the mode of transport or the carrier providing the transport.

Trade Automation Services (TAS)
DHL Trade Automation Services is a suite of trade information tools which allow customers to interactively classify goods, screen restricted parties, and calculate import duties and taxes (landed costs) in advance of shipping. TAS is available either as an on-line web application ( or as a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

GTS was developed to meet the needs of DHL’s customers worldwide, with an initial roll-out in the Asia Pacific region. DHL will continue to work closely with customers on enhancing the current offering to fulfill the mutually beneficial objective of making cross-border trading easier.


About DHL

DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.

DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. 285,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.

DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of €45 billion in 2005.

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Press Contacts:
Steven Lim Lina Poa/ Ahjay Rai
DHL Golin/Harris International
Tel: +65 6 216 6323 Tel: +65 6551 5425 / +65 6551 5427
Fax: +65 6 216 6603 Fax: +65 6836 3121
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Display of registered company names and registration numbers according to Section 144(1A) of the Singapore Companies Act:
DHL Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Reg no.: 197700524Z
DHL Exel Supply Chain (Singapore) Pte Ltd – Reg no.: 199805868N
DHL Global Forwarding (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Reg no.: 197000723M
DHL Danzas Management (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd - Reg no.: 199408226H

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