Agency Sector Management

About Agency Sector Management

Sequoia is our state-of-the-art, high performance customs clearance platform, delivering outstanding levels of productivity and compliance benefits for forwarders of all sizes.

With connection to customs and all of the port community systems and seamless integration with your back office systems and those of your customers, Sequoia works faster and smarter.

ASM was formed in September 1986 by the Institute of Freight Forwarders (now BIFA). We were set up primarily to protect the technology related interests of freight forwarders at a time of significant change in the forwarding and customs environment in the UK.

We are now a completely independent company but have since that date continued to play a leading active role in representing forwarders interests in discussions with both government and industry bodies.

We also released our first customs clearance software with the introduction of CHIEF in 1994 and have been producing market leading software for forwarders ever since.

We are a not-for-profit mutual trading company limited by guarantee and owned by our customers. This unique structure means that we re-invest any profits we make into the development of even better software for our customers.

Our non-executive board of directors are drawn from our membership and are all working freight executives performing their duties for ASM voluntarily, ensuring that our software development is driven by the real world needs of the forwarding community, not to satisfy any commercial imperatives of shareholders.


  • custom declarations
  • declaration templates
  • customs tariff
  • pre-calculating duty and VAT
  • worksheets
  • cfsp management
  • customs warehousing
  • customs reporting
  • import ETSF
  • export DEP
  • transit (NCTS)
  • inventory management
  • consolidation management
  • document management
  • CCS-UK Automated Fallback

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