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Compliance check for bill of materials(BOM)

Hi, experts


I want to ask you a question about GTS compliance check of bill of materials(BOM).

(BOM means the production BOM, not sales BOM.)

Within the range of my knowledge, GTS can't check the production BOM.

Can GTS do the comliance check to the production BOM?

If you know any ideas or cases, could you tell me the ways to solve this problem.


Naoya Kaneda

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    Posted on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:21 PM

    Hi Naoya,

    In a former position, I was an Export Compliance officer. My question to you is, "Why would you need to screen a BOM?"

    If all of the component materials are transferred to GTS as individual materials when master data is transferred, someone will need to classify them in GTS with regard to tariff code and export control number. Even so, it is unlikely they will show up on the export documents like S.E.D. (shipper's export declaration).

    If they are not transferred individually, and the export documents only refer to the finished good and its classification, this is sufficient to comply with regulations. The tricky part is when you are shipping "kits". The sub-assemblies in a 'kit' should be referenced on the export documentation under the finished good, but they still do not need their own classification with regard to the finished good that is being sold/shipped.

    I hope this helped you. It is not meant as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact a compliance professional, a trade attorney, or the Bureau of Industry and Security for more details.


    - Greg

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    Posted on Nov 04, 2008 at 02:10 AM


    I looked into this for one of my projects, too. There is no way in standard GTS to do Compliance screening on components of a Production BOM.

    You would need to develop an enhancement that explodes the BOM in your feeder system and then transfers one line item for each individual components to GTS. I would expect this to be a complex enhancement which may also require some changes in GTS.


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