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Compliance Document Multiple Legal Regulations

Export in the GTS Compliance Area....We know the FTO is based on the company code of the sales order.  And we know that the country of the shipping point or plant drives the legal regulations. However, can you have line items with different ship from countries in a document?

I mean normally the FTO represent downstream, the customs authority, like US, CA, etc.  But having line items with different ship from countries, therefore bringing in different legal regulations, does this make sense?  Does GTS allow this scenario?

Regards, Dean.

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  • Feb 18, 2015 at 08:18 AM

    Hi Dean,

    You introduce the topic with "Export", but then talk about the "Ship-from" countries.  That seems a little contradictory, so perhaps you could clarify - which ERP document type are you referring to?

    Thanks & regards,


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    • Hello Graham,

      I understand your reply, but I think the issue is the authorization concept implemented in our company for GTS.  The FTO is an authorization object and each region/country has access to only their own FTO. With that said, either the central department needs to revise the authorization concept or needs to communicate to the divisions that sales order must be generated on a per country of departure basis.  Otherwise, a customs document will have a compliance issue and the responsible department will not be able to access the document and resolve.

      The flexibility is nice but it can cause some issues. Especially, is you think of a distribution modal on a global basis.

      So, I think their are decisions to be made in our organization on this topic.

      Thank you for your input and candid responses.