Helmes is building a next-generation e-customs system for Latvia

  • 2022-07-05

Helmes Latvia has entered into a 10.4M a four-year contract with the Latvian State Revenue Service (SRS) for the improvement and maintenance of the Electronic Customs Data Processing System.

Import, export, and transit systems will get a whole new architecture with added EU-level simplifications to facilitate a more straightforward business trade. The most substantial aspects of IT improvement are high availability and business continuity. As a result, companies, individuals, and the customs administration will be able to prepare and submit declarations with ease.

“The users will be the ones that benefit the most. The new system will significantly speed up the processing of customs declarations and enable customs to carry out the tasks delegated to them successfully in the face of increasing workload and challenges posed by the pandemic,” says Viesturs Bulans, the CEO of Helmes Latvia.

All changes are being carried out in line with the requirements of European Union legislation as a part of a larger EU project. “Our aim is to ensure electronic data exchange between customs authorities and businesses, offering the same possibilities in all Member States. Thus, creating a single electronic customs environment throughout the European Union," comments Raimonds Zukuls, Director of the Latvian SRS Customs Administration.

Helmes and the Latvian State Revenue Service have worked together for more than ten years, having first entered into an agreement in 2011. The new 10.4 million euro contract for the development and maintenance of the Electronic Customs Data Processing System was concluded as a result of a public procurement tender.

Helmes is a multinational software development company operating in 23 markets. The group employs 1000+ software experts and has offices and development centers in five countries. The company builds business-critical software solutions for more than 500 organizations worldwide. Helmes' customers include many multinational companies and organizations such as Telia, OECD, Kühne-Nagel, ServiceChannel, and others