Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

I/C STO for sales order / GTS validations

0 Kudos

We have a 3rd party plant in the Netherlands we ship all European orders through.  It is in a unique company code. Sales  Orders from our European companies use this plant as the shipping plant.  Thus  we have a lot of intercompany activity.

Many times customers order parts that are not stocked in the NL plant so we fulfill those requirements from our US plant by shipping them to the NL plant for import then shipping on to the customer once inventory is received.

We are implementing GTS.  Because of the sensitive nature of some of our goods, we have to invoke a sanctioned party and licensing check against the end customer when we are shipping product from the US through the Netherlands plant.  We may also need to check the outbound from the NL against European rules.

We do not have a way to identify the customer ship-to for the sales order when we are processing the STO from the US to the Netherlands. 

Have you needed to perform such a check on an STO with GTS?  If so how was it accomplished?

If there is a way to establish the connection with a specific order we should be able to perform the checks we need to.

Thanks in advance for any insight you may have.


Accepted Solutions (0)

Answers (1)

Answers (1)

Active Participant
0 Kudos

Hi Patrick,

as per your explanation my understanding is that you are implementing GTS now and would like to know how the Ship-to-Party of the STO (US to NL) to be screened ? correct me if i my understanding is wrong.

my first question is why you want do the Screening for STO documents in GTS? as per my experience we never used the STO transactions for GTS Screening, because it is an inter company process.

But it is MUST to do Compliance Screening for your Customs documents (outbound documents from NL to customers) in GTS, may not be for STO (US to NL documents)

you can do screening of STO document in GTS , but you need to maintain that document type in your ECC settings for 'Technical Activation for Document Transfer' > Activate Transfer of Sales Documents (SD0A) . but i assume that it is not much useful .

hope you are clear now, if you still have any issues, please let me know.


Srinivas Yellampalli

0 Kudos

Hello Srinivas,

We need to screen STO documents to the Netherlands that are being sent there to fulfill specific customer orders, and when the STO is for such an order, we need to check against the customer sold-to / ship-to rather than the STO ship-to.

This is to invoke US regulations on shipments to our NL 3rd party plant and check the end customer before we ship the parts to the NL.

It is possible the customer is sanctioned or requires an export license on the US side that should be addressed with the STO.

Yes, this is convoluted but it is the situation we have. We have to go through NL for a number of reasons including shipment consolidation.  Certainly if we could ship from US directly to the customer our solution would be evident.