Business Facades and Application Facades

The Trade Compliance Management APIs support two types of API calls:

  • business facades (BF): BFs allow the use of Trade Compliance Management functionality in your own program code.
  • application facades (AF): AFs offer the possibility to embed the Trade Compliance Management GUI in your own software.


An application facade call is technically a normal business facade call - the authentication process is the same and request parameters are transmitted as HTTP body.
But an application facade returns a link in the response, which the caller of the application facade can open in a new browser window or in an embedded frame of the web application, so the desired application of Trade Compliance Management opens for the user.