A. General Information
Mercosur Blockchain for AEO data exchange
B. Lessons Learned
bConnect platform begins to be used by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to ensure more agility and security in the exchange of information on foreign trade. bConnect is a tool that allows the network sharing of registration information of companies certified by the Federal Revenue Service as an Authorized Economic Operator (OAS) and that enjoy benefits such as facilitation of customs procedures, both in Brazil and abroad.
bConnect was created to supply an international need of automated exchange of customs data of the OAS between the countries, that, before, was made, in its majority, by means of spreadsheets elaborated or extracted from the system that each country had and sent by electronic mail
The bConnect network begins by allowing the sharing of information from Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) and there are already plans to increase the network to meet the sharing of information from Customs Declarations.
the bConnect solution was developed using the Hyperledger Fabric 1.4 framework, an open source application maintained by The Linux Foundation.
Data flows through an encrypted tunneling channel, between countries and according to the respective agreement.
AEO data exchange
Blockchain platform is very suitable for sharing logistic events and documents among all parties in supply chains
Facilitation of customs procedures
Data protection and consistency
Expand to different countries, more regions
C. Relevant Standards
Bilateral agreement between Uruguay and Argentina