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Country of origin management in S4 to GTS

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With Foreign trade tab no more in outbound delivery in S4 Hana and also there is no foreign trade data incompletion check, what is the best way to ensure correct COO is capture in GTS. My understanding is that now COO maintain at material Master is used, but it is hard to maintain correct COO for all materials and possiblity of wrong COO in export documents. What is best strategy to make sure correct COO is transfered to GTS for custom declaration.

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    Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 09:51 PM

    Hi Nitali,

    It's difficult to answer without knowing more about your business. As far as I know, the CofO can be maintained at Material or Batch level, and of course entered manually in the Sales documents or the Customs Declaration.

    For traded goods, the CofO would most usually be the country of supply, but of course you should check with the vendor in each case. If you are manufacturing, then you need to determine the CofO according to the components and percentage of labour costs involved in the manufacture.

    In Europe, the CofO is mostly optional in the Export Declaration, and in that case it's better not to declare it if you are not sure. For Imports, the CofO is almost always required, so you must provide it somehow.

    I don't think this is really a system issue; just a business challenge. Sorry that I can't come up with a better answer.


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