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Once you`re done customizing, you`re ready to use Legal Control, right? It should be noted that you cannot mine S/4 International Trade without using Fiori. There are no functional transactions to configure, modify or view licenses or to check blocked documents – these are only available through Fiori apps provided by SAP. The Fiori apps used in legal control are: License types include control settings for each legal audit. If the user can configure the system, for example to verify the military/civilian use of certain document elements in export licenses, the trading partner should ideally be marked or blocked accordingly. The user also entered the underlying master data for the legal audit (see Basic data for legal control and embargo verification) and classified the products with ICCNs and ECCNs (see Product classification for legal control and embargo control). Version 1809 introduced additional new features that make life a little easier, including the new Manage Legal Review Rules app, where you can use blacklist, whitelist, and legal review in a specific order. In legal audit, this means that after triggering the blocks, the user does not have sufficient licenses or must complete the data. The user can correct the reasons for the suspension and this is done by updating the tax data or entering the additional licenses. The system removes locks when the user checks receipts or payments again. After a lot of head-scratching and a few nudges from existing customers, SAP finally bowed to version 1709 and reintroduced legal control, Intrastat and embargoes into the core functionality of SAP, without GTS. However, the format of this feature was very different. almost unrecognizable from the ECC6.0 offering.

In the absence of meaningful documentation for this new feature, this blog is intended to bridge the gap and show you how legal control works from SAP S/4 version 1709. I`ve been through the pain – maybe I can pass on some gains. SAP requires that all legally controlled products be assigned to an export control class (ECCN number for export) – see the following link for documentation The legal regulations list how the system determines the corresponding export permits based on the order of determination, the types of permits (which differ by authority) and the Export Controls Classification Number (ECCN). All legal requirements for export are all based on the country of departure and should therefore be activated to verify export licenses. All of these apps update the tables on the backend, but it`s not the legal control tables you`ve come to know and love about ECC 6.0. The new updated tables are actually GTS tables such as /SAPSLL/LCLIC. But don`t panic! GTS does not need to be installed to use these options. However, be careful – work with your infrastructure and core staff – they need to ensure that all application implementation procedures are followed and that proper security is in place. Note that sometimes it seems like apps don`t return any results – this is almost always a security issue and requires your security team to assess the issue. On the other hand, the integration of legal control into the sectoral model of export control classes is a clear advantage; as well as the use of standard and easy-to-use Fiori apps. Perhaps you use SAP data on foreign trade in ECC 6.0 and use the export license function integrated into the SD module for legal control? This was a very useful way to limit the sale of licensed products to certain countries and customers.

SAP ECC6.0 provided a nice audit trail for the export journal as well as a useful legal control cockpit in the ENGK transaction, as shown below. 1. In the General Settings for International Trade Customization area, you must create a licensing partner role, and then assign the customer partner function that you want to use in legal control to that partner role. 2. In the Classification adjustment section, you need to create numbering schemes for commodity codes, Intrastat service codes and control classes. A control class is actually an ECCN number for the control of exports and the materials assigned to it. Next, a numbering scheme content must be created and assigned to the numbering scheme. 3. In the control settings, you MUST assign a numbering scheme for tax classes and commodity codes for the Legal provisions for legal control personalization area. If you miss this step, you will not be able to use the legal check correctly.

The advantage of simulation tools is that the user can quickly find out if, for example, they need an additional export or import license for a certain product before starting the process. In this way, the user can check whether he needs a license for a possible business transaction before creating a purchase order or purchase order in the operational system. If licenses are missing, the user can implement corrective actions directly accordingly. Note: The user can initiate the review of the sanctions list through the legal audit simulation (for more information, see Simulated SPL Screening). In the legal audit, the user can keep all master data as well as business transactions in accordance with legal requirements for export and import purposes.

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