xCAS version 5.2 will start rolling out this week. The most significant new features is document verification using QR barcodes and a new module for the valuation of precious assets like gold and diamonds for export. xCAS now also allows the use of GovIn to submit reports; companies can complete GovIn reporting forms when promted about due reports in the the Online Repository portal.
The new valuations module facilitates valuation of diamonds in parictular, including issuing the Kimberley certificate. With QR barcodes on export permits and the shipment certificate, customs officers can also look up and verify the shipment documents just using their mobile phones. The valuations module also allow government to issue “origin tokens” to the international buyer, after having gone through a process to certify the exact licenses as producing source.
Any ministry using xCAS can now also design forms in the GovIn portal, for companies to complete rpeorting forms electronically and submit through the online repository portal.
The xCAS dashboard module has been improved with production reporting.