OCR for Customs Declaration

Extract and parse data from customs declarations with AI-powered OCR software. Transform declarations into digital data.
Reduce your turnaround time by up to 70%
Enjoy up to 99% data extraction accuracy

Trusted by 1000+ brands worldwide

Ensure flawless data extraction
Get the most of your customs declarations. Extract data fields with top-notch accuracy, always.
Accelerated workflow with lightning-fast OCR
Reduce turnaround time with real-time feedback. Send and receive data instantly.
Simpler operations, less manual data entry
Automate customs & quality workflows such as compliance, clearance, and more.
How it works

Process Customs Declarations in Just a Few Steps

Instantly capture and convert your customs declarations into any structured format for easier integration. Always get the best results with automatic edge detection for more accurate processing.
Send Your Customs Declarations
Start by scanning your customs declarations, then send them to our API or upload them via our web application, FTP, or email.
Extract Data
Choose which data fields you want to extract, such as the document type (e.g. CN22), sender’s name, or sender’s address to name a few.
Receive Formatted Output
Thanks to machine learning, you can have your data in a structured format like JSON, XML, or CSV.
Forward Your Data
After transforming your data into a structured format, you can then forward it to your software of choice for further processing.

Compatible With Your Favorite Tools

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What Data Fields You Can Capture with Klippa’s Customs Declaration OCR

Here are a few examples of data fields you can extract. All fields can be fully customizable to your needs. Need to extract additional fields? Let us know!
Document type (e.g. CN22)
Importer’s details
Exporter’s details
Quantity of contents
Description of contents
Weight and value of contents
HS tariff number
Country of origin
VAT registration number
Line item details
Comments or special mentions
Sign and date
Item categories
…and many more fields!
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Customs Declaration OCR Features

Our machine learning technology can automate many customs related business processes via our IDP platform, APIs and SDKs.
Declaration data scanning
Format conversion to structured data
Image to text and JSON with OCR
Data extraction on declarations
Classification of declarations
(Cross) validating declaration data
Workflow automation
Digitization of declarations
How to Implement

Automate Customs Declaration Processing With Software

Klippa provides easy integration via our platform, API, or SDK, and broad compatibility with major platforms and tools. Our well-documented solutions guarantee a hassle-free and smooth experience.

Low-Code Platform

Easily create & automate your entire document workflow on one IDP platform.

API Integration

Connect our document conversion module to your own application(s) via API.

Mobile Scanning SDK

Employ our SDKs to empower your mobile applications with smart scanning.

We Take Your Data Privacy & Security Seriously

“It is extremely pleasant to work together with a party that is as ambitious as we are. The willingness and speed with which Klippa implemented specific modifications for us is impressive.”
Leon Backbier
IT Manager, Banijay Benelux
Let’s begin!
Discover the power of Klippa’s customs declaration OCR, as our experts help you revolutionize your document processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a customs declaration?

A customs declaration is a formal statement submitted by individuals or entities when crossing international borders, either through importing or exporting goods.

It provides detailed information about the nature, quantity, value, and origin of the items being transported.

Customs declarations are crucial for customs authorities to assess applicable duties and taxes, enforce regulations, and ensure compliance with trade laws.

The accuracy and completeness of these declarations are essential for facilitating smooth customs clearance processes and preventing illegal or prohibited goods from entering or leaving a country.

Get in touch with our product specialists for a quote.

How does customs declaration OCR work?

You can use our OCR SDK scanner for direct scanning or upload photos and PDFs to our OCR API, starting the process with a simple action and then letting technology take over.

Klippa’s software then analyzes the light and dark patterns that make up the letters and numbers to convert the scanned image into text. After that, data fields are identified and extracted from the customs declaration.

What languages does Klippa support?

Currently, Klippa supports all Latin languages. Our engine performs best on declarations in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and French.

However, other languages can be supported on request. We’re open to training our machine learning models. If you have a specific case, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Is Klippa customs declaration OCR GDPR-compliant?

By default, Klippa does not store any customer data. Data is always processed under a data processing agreement (DPA) and all services from Klippa are compliant with GDPR. All data transfer is done via secure SSL connections.

Our servers are ISO-certified and by default located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Getting a custom server on a location of choice is possible in any location worldwide.

On a regular base, our security is tested via third-party penetration testing to ensure state-of-the-art security at all times.

How can I integrate Klippa’s customs declaration OCR?

Our API can be implemented into any software, web or mobile solution that you may be using. The main source of communication is JSON, so it is independent of specific programming languages.

Our mobile SDKs have been built using native IOS (Swift) and native Android (Kotlin). This means they can be implemented into native apps, but they can also be wrapped for cross-platform languages such as Xamarin, ReactNative, Nativescript, Flutter, PhoneGap, Cordova, Ionic and more. 

Klippa’s solution is made in a developer-friendly way. It is well-documented, so that developers can have all the information they need to successfully implement our API.