Welcome to GAACS!
At GAACS we want you to be a part of our family by providing a service that displays two of our most important traits: Trust and Transparency. Are you considering moving to the Bahamas for the first time? Do you need information on duty rates and how to figure out your landed cost? Not to worry, we have you covered. We take the guess work out of the equation.
How we support you.
If you provide the shipping documents and suppliers invoice(s), preferably in pdf format, we can give you a quote for clearing the goods through the Bahamas Customs BESW system. We can also give you a quote for the delivery of the goods. Working as your Customs Broker requires you to be registered with Bahamas Customs as an importer, we can help in this process. If you have never imported anything into the Bahamas, please give us a call and we would be happy to explain the requirements.
Being connected into the GAACS Database enables a GAACS Broker to provide service unmatched to any other Customs Broker. From your initial request to handle incoming cargo, to the clearance through Customs and delivery of your goods, we can keep you informed of progress.
The idea for GAACS was born in the 90's, in Nassau, Bahamas. It came about when developing an application for the leading Customs Broker at the time. Using a 4th. generation development environment called ZIM, it was soon recognized that most of the data required to support obtaining clearance for goods imported, originated from other parties involved.
Early attempts to connect with these other parties was complicated by the lack of 'Cloud Based Services'. It relied on them having a local system using the same database structure as the Broker, and with communication between them and the Broker using .csv files sent in emails.
Clearly this didn't work well and subsequently died.
The advent of a 'Thin Client' facility as part of ZIM's support for developers changed our way of further developing GAACS. With the capability of a 'cloud based' database, we became open to looking at each of the parties involved in the Supply Chain of goods imported into the Bahamas.
During development of the different GAACS Modules we found a need to apply Artificial Intelligence into the User interface, this resulted in the Action Driven Interface (ADI), a way of informing a User of the need for action and the choices available.
We have long recognized that developing software applications, especially ones, that like GAACS, try to envisage the future, are tough to be accepted into mainstream thinking. With this in mind our current approach is to work with willing parties in the Supply Chain, and gain a full knowledge of their requirements.
The diagram shown represents some of the Entities and Relationships supported in the GAACS Database. Known for its easy use in developing complex and cloud based applications, ZIM is based on the ER Model.