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Data Analytics, Data Sources, and Architecture for Upgraded European Customs Risk Management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 786748

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 991,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 991,25

Coordinated by:

Cross-border Research Association

Switzerland

Objective

Security and fraud in cross-border trade and supply chains are key priorities for the EU customs administrations due to the increasing risk of transnational crime and terrorism and the e-commerce-driven growth of customs declarations. Hence, EU customs administrations have to rapidly increase their capability to search for more accurate data sources to better assess these risks and increase their inspection hit rate. To address this challenge, PROFILE seeks to accelerate the uptake of state-of-the-art data analytics and incorporation of new data sources for more effective and efficient European customs risk management. The project provides tailored solutions, that build on modern methods in machine learning, graph-based analytics, and natural language processing, to help targeting officers and strategic analysts to collect and organise unstructured data, data-mine large datasets, apply semi-supervised machine learning that utilises feedback of control results, and to visualize complex data sets. PROFILE enables customs-to-customs systematic sharing of Entry Summary Declarations and other risk-relevant information through the EU-wide PROFILE Risk Data Sharing Architecture (RDSA). The project also connects national customs risk management systems to logistics Big Data of INTTRA and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and provides customs an improved access to online data, especially valuation-relevant data of e-commerce sites. PROFILE also strengthens cooperation and data exchange among customs and other competent authorities. Better access to data, customised state-of-the-art data analytics, and stronger cooperation will provide the customs an enhanced 360º view on cross-border cargo flows. With PROFILE solutions, customs administration can increase substantially the hit rate of inspections and their capacity to cope with transnational crime, terrorism, and the dramatic e-commerce-driven growth of customs declarations.

Coordinator

Cross-border Research Association

Address

Route De La Chocolatiere 26
1026 Echandens

Switzerland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 798 307,50

Participants (14)

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL FINANCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 246 812,50

MINISTERIE VAN FINANCIEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 303 331,25

DIRECTORATE OF NORWEGIAN CUSTOMS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 207 750

Swedish Customs

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 220 640

MAKSU- JA TOLLIAMETI

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 55 000

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 482 875

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 559 382,50

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 556 875

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 298 692,50

FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 207 750

INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 258 500

BMT GROUP LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 325 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 369 700

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 109 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 786748

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 991,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 991,25

Coordinated by:

Cross-border Research Association

Switzerland