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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Cross-border Research Association
Address
Route De La Chocolatiere 26
1026 Echandens
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 944 002,95

Participants (14)

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL FINANCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 246 812,50
Address
Koning Albert Ii-laan 33
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIE VAN FINANCIEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 303 331,25
Address
Korte Voorhout 7
2511CW S-gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIRECTORATE OF NORWEGIAN CUSTOMS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 207 750
Address
Schweigaards Gate 15
0191 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Swedish Customs
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 220 640
Address
Tegeluddsvägen 21
112 98 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MAKSU- JA TOLLIAMETI
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Lootsa 8A
11415 Tallin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 482 875
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 559 382,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 556 875
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 298 692,50
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 207 750
Address
Instituttveien 20
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 249,35
Address
60 Mansfield Road, Wanstead
E11 2JN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BMT GROUP LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 805,20
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 369 700
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 173 125
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments