Customs-related administrative burdens cost hundred of billions of euros worldwide every year. The European Commission is making a 5.8 million euro grant available for a large-scale international research project, the aim of which is to make international trade safer while reducing the administrative burden. VU Amsterdam is acting as the coordinating partner and will receive 2.1 million euros – the remainder will be divided between European universities, businesses and customs organizations collaborating in the project.
Information Technology for Analysis and Intelligent Design for E-government (ITAIDE) is an Integrated Project (IP), financed by the 6th Framework Programme of the EU. VU Amsterdam is going to coordinate the project, with four researchers under the leadership of Professor Yao Hua Tan. Tan is professor of Electronic Business at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The Faculty has obtained the grant due to the extensive research expertise of its Information Systems department in the field of e-commerce, and particularly in designing electronic trade documents and procedures.
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