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Legal Regulation Configuration setup in SAP GTS

Legal regulation is controlling elements that determine the custom and compliance law to be observed in GTS for business transaction executing in the back-end ECC system.

Configuration of Legal regulation

     1.1 Define Country Group

SPRO >> SAP Customizing IMG >> SAP Global Trade Service >> General Settings >> Legal Regulations >> Define Country Group

     1.2 Assign Countries to Country Group

SPRO >> SAP Customizing IMG >> SAP Global Trade Service >> General Settings >> Legal Regulations >> Assign Countries to Country Group

     1.3 Legal Regulation:

Legal regulation is a central control component.

SPRO >> SAP Customizing IMG >> SAP Global Trade Service >> General Settings >> Legal Regulations >> Legal Regulation

All the application area (Embargo, SPL, Preference processing, License…), we are defined under legal regulation.

Type of Legal code: The purpose of legal code is when we go individual application area (embargo, SLP, LOC….) there we cannot define any new Legal regulation. Due to this legal code assignment in legal regulation, individual legal regulation is appeared in individual application area.

00           Foreign Trade Laws (AWV, EAR,..)

01           Customs Processing

03           Prohibition and Restitution

06           Preference Law

07           Transit Processing: Import/Export

08           Restitution

09           Letter of Credit Processing

10           External Application

99           Others

These legal codes control all the legal regulation should not display in all application area. Based on legal code, legal regulation will displayed in individual application area.

If you define legal code 01 and 03 – then related to this legal regulation will appeared in Embargo, SPL and License determination

if,  06 Preference

if,  07 Transit/Presentation

if,  08 Restitution (agriculture client– European client)

if,  09 Letter of credit

Import/Export: This indicator controls the direction for which the corresponding document is intended:

Original Country of LR:  This indicator defines the country from which the legal regulation originates.

In order to system perform screening for custom documents, we define the setting at legal regulation level and then assign the legal regulation to that particular application area

     1.4 Activate legal regulation at country/country group level;

SPRO >> SAP Customizing IMG >> SAP Global Trade Service >> General Settings >> Legal Regulations >> Activate Legal Regulations at Country/Country Group Level

While doing export and import we need to define the county are associated and for which country this legal regulation is applicable.

By activating legal regulation, system will consider which legal regulation are applicable to which county.

Legal Regulation can we activate in 6 level

  1. Country level
  2. Country/Country level
  3. Country/Country group level
  4. Country Group level
  5. Country Group /Country level
  6. Country Group /Country group level

If I activate legal regulation (ZANS) under “US” country. Then What ever the control settings are available under this ZANS-legal regulation is applicable to US transaction (customer transaction) screening process.

     1.5 Define determination procedure for Active Legal regulation:

SPRO >> SAP Customizing IMG >> SAP Global Trade Service >> General Settings >> Legal Regulations >> Define Determination Procedure for Active Legal Regulations

This will help to business to define the strategy.

Example: If we have 2 legal regulation for one country then how system consider only one legal regulation for one country.

To fulfill this requirement, we are defining procedure and that procedure need to assign to the strategy.

Legal regulation

ZANS                                    US                                        Country

ZANP                                   US/CA                                 Country Group

Question: I have one requirement, while performing embargo screen for custom document, system need to consider control setting determining legal regulation which is assign to country of custom transaction.

Ans: Define new procedure and assign the strategy like this

Then assign that procedure to the embargo, then while system performing screening system will consider this procedure.

Using above configuration step, we can maintain legal regulation in SAP GTS system.

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