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Electronic Data Interchange

Partnership to help manufacturers

City University of Hong Kong is partnering with Microsoft Hong Kong to help firms develop software systems for supply-chain automation and streamlining logistics.

Friday, 7 June, 2002, 12:00am

Government to promote use of electronic document exchange system

Computers are now widely used in the commercial sector, but the exchange of commercial documents - quotations, orders and invoices - among trading partners still depend on conventional means such as despatch by hand, delivery by mail or transmission by fax.

There is an increasing demand for punctual delivery of commercial documents.

14 May 2001 - 12:00am

RTEL applicants urged to use electronic system

About 38 per cent of Hong Kong traders still do not use electronic data interchange (EDI) services to lodge their applications for restrained textiles export licences (RTELs). The rate of usage, however, is improving.

24 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

EDI brings exporters and customs on-line

Macau has launched its first electronic data interchange message through its local VAN (value-added network) after six months' preparation.

The Macau EDI pilot scheme, which is similar to Hong Kong's Tradelink service, involves three phases of development.

Last week a simple ceremony was held to celebrate the historic moment and inaugurate the EDI project.

2 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

AEI puts P&O Nedlloyd on line

US freight forwarding and transport group AEI has established electronic trading connections with P&O Nedlloyd.

AEI had set up an electronic data interchange connection with the Anglo-Dutch container-shipping line as a first step in a project to create such links with all leading shipping partners, the companies said.

9 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Customs procedure system changes

Submissions of import and export declarations by diskette using the Diskette Submission Scheme will be discontinued from January 1, a Government spokesman has said.

1 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

HK moves to bolster use of EDI

Hong Kong's textile traders will be encouraged to use electronic data interchange (EDI) for submission of restrained textile export licence (Rtel) applications under a phased migration programme announced last week.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Document automation speeds trade flow

Thousands of Hong Kong companies can transmit documents by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) instead of sending the paper equivalent, as a result of Tradelink Electronic Document Services.

1 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

CargoNet service to target smaller firms

CargoNet is planning a series of events with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to encourage greater use of electronic data interchange (EDI) among small and medium-sized companies.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Tradelink stalls as officials drag feet

THE scheduled March launch of Tradelink, the much-delayed electronic document trade service partially owned by the Hong Kong Government, could be set back yet again.

Simon Clenell, Tradelink's communication manager, said that parts of the EDI (electronic data interchange) system - including the billing and payment features - were not 'fully in place'.

9 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Far-sighted proposal works well on paper

BACK in 1990 the Government published a report called SPEDI.

It wasn't necessarily the most explosive document ever issued - it was about Electronic Data Interchange, which is simply the replacement of lots of bits of paper with computer messages.

SPEDI said that a system called Tradelink, a venture between government and private sectors, should be set up.

18 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Phone licences herald new era

BRAVO! After much waiting, licences have been granted that will allow three new fixed-line network operators to start competing against the long-held Hongkong Telephone monopoly from the end of June.

21 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Tradelink moving closer towards EDI

IN 1988 Hong Kong's leading banks, shipping terminals and a select group of private companies and trade organisations began working on a system that would affect every trade shipment entering and leaving Hong Kong.

15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

EDI system recommended to retailers

GENERAL merchandise retailers have been advised to use EDI (electronic data interchange) to speed up administration and reduce costs, the Hong Kong Article Numbering Association (HKANA) says.

EDI is the exchange of information in a structured form, which can be processed through the recipient's computer system.

22 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

EDI has odd kink sometimes

STROLLING through one of the Park 'N Shop outlets, my eye fell on a pile of avocados. From one, a disk-shaped sticker fairly shouted RIPE.

I proceeded to pick up this RIPE avocado and gently pressed my thumb on it. This baby could have stopped an assassin's bullet. It had the ripened give of steel and was clearly meant to protect presidents.

4 Jan 1994 - 12:00am