TRG Direct Launches Social Networking Site MyFileIdea for Direct-Filers

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TRG Direct recently launched MyFileIdea, a social networking site for direct-filers of Customs entries and Importer Security Filing. The forum is a place for International Trade Professionals to engage in conversation regarding the pros and cons of direct-filing.

Direct filing allows U.S. importers to clear Customs entries and Importer Security Filings with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by electronic submission. TRG Direct, a web-based direct-filing provider has enhanced communication capabilities between current users of the system and prospective clients by the introduction of MyFileIdea.

Modeled after popular social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, MyFileIdea is a direct filing forum offering real time communication. Although search features are not currently available the company does plan to implement this in the coming months. TRG Direct welcomes memberships to all International Trade Professionals. The company does not limit content to TRG Direct filing customers. Prospective clients and users of other direct filing systems are encouraged to engage in the networking opportunities MyFileIdea offers.

TRG Direct’s website describes MyFileIdea as a place to:

1) Interact with TRG Direct Users
2) Post Comments/Feedback/Ideas
3) Monitor System Updates
4) Vote on Ideas

“The greatest feature of MyFileIdea is that users can post their ideas on how to make the system work better for them. TRG Direct is continually upgraded, mostly from ideas that are generated by our user group. MyFileIdea is a hub for these ideas and allows users to brainstorm by feeding off one another.” Stated Jena Leary, Marketing Director for TRG Direct.

Users have the capability to monitor where their ideas are in the implementation process. The status of the ideas are updated daily and follow this key:

Implemented: The idea was accepted and the programming changes have been completed.
Pending: The idea has been approved by TRG Direct and is awaiting implementation by the programmers.
Review: The idea is under review by TRG Direct.
Clarification: The idea needs further explanation by the user.
Alterations: The idea has been reviewed by TRG Direct and the company has some suggestions to make the idea more effective for all users.

About TRG Direct:
TRG Direct is an importer direct-filing service. Over the past few years, TRG Direct has become the fastest-growing web-based solution for filing Customs entries in-house. TRG Direct provides a compliance-based solution that allows importers of various sizes to save thousands of dollars annually in outsourcing fees. Even though savings has been a significant factor in the decision for many importers to direct file, the increased supply chain visibility and U.S. Customs compliance are known to be two of the greatest benefits of TRG Direct. The company offers solutions for both customs entry and Importer Security Filing self-filing.


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