T1 / T2 document OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data extraction. Process T1 / T2 transit documents safely and quickly with Klippa. Powered by machine learning.

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What we can do with T1 / T2 documents

Our machine learning technology can automate many transit document-related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
T1 / T2 document scanning
Format conversion and scan quality improvement
Image to text and JSON with OCR
Data extraction on T1 / T2 documents
Classification of T1 / T2 documents
(Cross) validating data
Regulatory compliance checks
Optimisation of workflows

T1 / T2 document data extraction

An image speaks more than a thousand words. Below is an example of the three steps our OCR engine takes to automatically extract data from T1 / T2 documents.

Uploading T1 / T2 documents to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a T1 / T2 document to our API. This is typically done from a mobile app or a web application.

The document can be sent cropped or uncropped (with background). If the scan is sent uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document. The Klippa T1 / T2 document scanning SDK can also be used in mobile apps. 

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a picture or PDF is received, it is converted to a TXT file by our engine. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but not yet structured.

Getting JSON output from the API

The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API.

From here the T1 / T2 document can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing T1 / T2 documents for transportation, customs control or customs clearance, Klippa is here to help.
Reduce cost
Spend less on processing transit documents by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process transit documents automatically within seconds. Perfect for the logistics sector.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction on transit documents.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
What T1 / T2 document fields are extracted?
In general, all data fields from transit documents can be extracted. To give you an idea, we listed some examples below. The extracted data fields can be customized for each customer. Additional fields can be extracted on request.
Sender details
Recipient details
Total number of packages
Total weight
Number of seals
Customs tariff number
Country of export
Country of destination
Place of loading/unloading
Commodity code
Transit numbering
Office of destination
And many more fields
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does T1 / T2 document OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa T1 / T2 document capturing depends on the amount of fields and the document volume. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What types of transit documents are supported?
There are many different transit documents in the world or even in one country. In general, we support all these types and forms. 

In case you wonder if we support a certain document or have any other question, feel free to contact us.
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from T1 / T2 documents via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

It is most commonly used by clients in the logistics, customs and transportation sector.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on transit documents in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
Is Klippa T1 / T2 document capturing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice. 

Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Can Klippa convert T1 / T2 documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of T1 / T2 documents, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert T1 / T2 documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.
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What is the difference between T1 & T2 documents?

T1 and T2 documents are customs documents used in the cross-border movement of goods during the transport from one customs office to another.

The T1 document is needed for goods coming from outside the EU or goods that are not yet released into free circulation. These goods cannot be traded because import duties and VAT have to be paid first.

Upon arrival at the end destination, the T1 document is settled, taxes are charged and the goods are cleared for circulation.

The T2 document, on the other hand, is used for community goods from the EU or cleared in the EU. With a T2 document, you can ship these goods not only within the EU but also transport them through a third country.

Did you know that apart from t1 & t2 documents, Klippa OCR can scan other types of logistic documents, such as custom forms, dangerous goods declarations, and many more? Contact us for more information.