Tax Authority head Moshe Asher issued a letter to the Israeli trading community in regard to the implementation of the new customs computerized system - the Global Gate System According to the customs directorate plans, as from Thursday, October 10th 2013 message transmission to the present system will be discontinued.
The current system will be off the air from Thursday 19th 2013 at 13:00 until Sunday October 13th 2013 at 11:00. The operation of the new Global Gate System will commence on Sunday October 13th at 11:00.
During the downtime of the current system, Israel customs will not be processing manifests.
The new Global Gate System, one of the biggest and advanced software projects in Israel, will implement state-of-the-art technologies, concepts and interfaces between members of the trade community as well as new internal procedures and policies, improving and accelerating the current customs procedures along with balancing between trade facilitation and law enforcement.
The project will allow the rapid integration of Israel Customs into the international trend of simplifying foreign trade procedures according to standards set forth in international conventions and agreements such as the Kyoto Convention and the World Trade Organization.