This section describes the activation of legal regulations for the application areas in Compliance Management. The training contains separate units on legal regulations in Customs Management and Preference Management respectively.
A two-step activation always follows the definition of a new legal regulation and the decision to use one of the legal regulations delivered:
General activation of the legal regulation
(Where do the legal provisions mapped with the legal regulation apply?)
Specific activation of the legal regulation for an application area
(Which application area uses the legal regulation and to what extent?)
You can activate a legal regulation for validity in a specific country. As a rule, this type of activation is appropriate to map national legislation. EU regulations, however, directly apply in all Member States. You can therefore activate the legal regulation that summarizes the country-specific embargo regulations of the EU for a country group representing the EU.
In Customizing for the SAP GTS system, you can freely define country groups and assign countries to them in any combination (menu path: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → General Settings → Legal Regulations → Define Country Group and → Assign Countries to Country Group respectively).
You can also activate legal regulations for combinations of countries or country groups.
You activate a legal regulation in general in the cross-application-area settings of SAP GTS Customizing (menu path: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → General Settings → Legal Regulations → Activate Legal Regulations at Country/Country Group Level). The views for the specific activation of legal regulations for specific application areas of Compliance Management are located in the relevant Customizing sections for Compliance Management.
- SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Compliance Management → Embargo Checks → Activate Legal Regulations
- SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Compliance Management → Sanctioned Party List Screenings → Activate Legal Regulations
- SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Compliance Management → Legal Controls → Activate Legal Regulations
From the general activation, SAP GTS adopts the country or country group, or the combinations of both. Compliance Management and Preference Management differentiate between goods movements within the EU (receipts and dispatches) and third-country transactions (imports and exports). The option of having domestic transactions checked in addition to cross-border goods movements is primarily intended for sanctioned party list screening.