Serpro technology facilitates entry of Brazilians into the US
The Brazilian and North American governments signed an agreement for Brazil's adhesion to the Global Entry Program - Photo: SERPRO
The entry of Brazilians into the United States will be much easier, faster and safer as of November this year. This is because the Brazilian and North American governments signed an agreement for Brazil's adhesion to the Global Entry Program, which allows citizens to enter the US without going through immigration queues at airports, reducing access time to the country. The technology that enables the rapid release of travelers was developed by Serpro and is now available for use by the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Police Department. Global Entry was implemented in the eDBV system - Electronic Declaration of Goods for Travelers and allows for the control of passports upon arrival in the US and the risk analysis of declarations.
“The Global Entry solution was built within the eDBV System using the rules engine. In this way, the Internal Revenue Service has full flexibility to configure, through rules, which profiles will or will not be accepted to participate in the program”, explains development analyst Rodrigo Rocha de Moraes, who works in Serpro's Logistics and Customs Processes Domain .
According to Rodrigo, as the complete flow of an eDBV risk analysis is complex, the technology was designed with the objective of simplifying the use of the solution through a light communication interface with a clear lifecycle. “The processing flow of an evaluation request is based on messaging, with asynchronous steps, light and well-defined situations, following the best practices of systems based on microservices. In this way, the solution takes advantage of the use of Serpro's cloud, the Shipyard”, adds the analyst, also emphasizing that “the concern with security was a primordial factor, from the beginning. We create secure communication channels between the systems, in addition to mutual authentication mechanisms with a digital certificate”.
Less time in customs queues
The “Global Entry” does not replace the visa requirement, but allows for quick clearance at passport control. Interested parties can complete the process of entry into the US without bureaucracy through automatic kiosks, without contact with the immigration agent, avoiding the need to go through the immigration control queue. To join the program, the traveler must pay a $100 fee to the US Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection Authority (CBP). The fee is valid for five years, when it can be renewed.
The solution developed by Serpro is intended to support CBP's decision, which is solely responsible for accepting or refusing enrollment in the Global Entry program. It is incumbent upon the Federal Police, from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Special Secretariat of the Federal Revenue of Brazil, from the Ministry of Economy, to forward a joint statement, positive or negative, on the fulfillment of the criteria for entry into the program by interested Brazilian citizens.
The statement made by the Brazilian Government must be composed of a single response on behalf of the PF and the RFB. Therefore, a technological solution was built to automate the analysis flow. By definition, the Federal Police will interface with the CBP, receiving analysis requests, performing its own analysis, forwarding such requests for analysis by the RFB and, finally, consolidating both analyzes and returning the final result (positive or negative) for CBP.
Decree 10.268 establishes that the implementation of the Global Entry program will take place in three stages. In the first phase, the program would be made available to up to 20 guests participating in the Forum of Senior Executives Brazil-USA, without the aid of a computerized system, in order to identify the technical and operational needs for the full implementation of the program. In the second phase, the program will be made available to a limited number of interested parties, with the purpose of testing the functioning and operation of the computerized system. In the third phase, the novelty will be made available to all interested Brazilian citizens.
According to business analyst Denise Almeida, who works at Serpro's Financial Client Relationship Superintendence, “When it is in full execution, the Global Entry will facilitate the procedures.