28th January 2008, Singapore – SGS and CrimsonLogic, a Singapore-based leading eGovernment solutions provider, today announced the successful launch of GasyNet, the first electronic documentation system for trade facilitation in Madagascar.

SGS, using CrimsonLogic technology, has partnered with the Madagascar Government to build, operate and maintain a Single Window system under the umbrella of a Joint Venture (PPP) company named GasyNet. SGS will run GasyNet operations in Madagascar, while CrimsonLogic provides the technology to develop, implement and maintain the system.

Fred Herren, Executive Vice President of SGS said, "SGS in partnership with CrimsonLogic have become lead players in the design, development and deployment of Single Window solutions. The combined strength of both companies ensures the best there is in terms of providing sustainable trade facilitation solutions using proven technology on a global basis. With GasyNet, Madagascar is becoming a reference in the region in terms of Single Window operations."

Leong Peng Kiong, Chief Executive Officer of CrimsonLogic said, “As the developer of the world’s first TradeNet system, CrimsonLogic is well-versed with the needs and constraints of global trading community today. We are proud to partner SGS in this project to streamline and automate the trade documentation processes in Madagascar, resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings for the users.”

Vola Razafindramiandra Ramiandrasoa, Director General of Madagascar Customs said, "My vision is a modern Malagasy Customs Administration serving the national economy, civil society and open to the world thanks to the use of the TradeNet Single Window."

GasyNet is a single-window nationwide trade facilitation service that automates customs clearance by integrating the functions and requirements of controlling agencies to enable importers, exporters and customs brokers to apply for and receive trade permits and licences within minutes. By connecting the various parties together, processes are streamlined for faster turnaround, and there is greater savings in time and financial resources.

About CrimsonLogic

CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd delivers world-class eGovernment solutions by leveraging on best-practice technologies, quality human capital and global experiences. Our proven track record of end-to-end eGovernment solutions spans across trade facilitation and customs, judiciary, tax, healthcare, and IT security domains. With 19 years of experience in developing and managing nationwide, mission-critical IT systems and services in a Public-Private Partnership model, CrimsonLogic has set industry standards with world-first eGovernment solutions such as TradeNet, eStamping, eJudiciary and CertOfOrigin. For more information, visit www.crimsonlogic.com

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 50'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information:

Jenifer Goh
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6887 7173

Jay Sim
EASTWEST Public Relations
Tel: +65 64290311