ASYCUDA

ASYCUDA - Automated SYstem for CUstoms DAta

In 1981 UNCTAD received a request from the secretariat of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) to assist in the compilation of foreign trade statistics in their member States. After an initial evaluation it became quickly apparent that this would require the involvement of Customs clearance offices, and the modernization of Customs clearance procedures, to achieve quality results.

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A customs delegation from Cote d'Ivoire visits UNCTAD Head Office to strengthen cooperation

This visit was an opportunity to take stock of the project achievements and to start a new partnership between UNCTAD and Cote d'Ivoire, which happens to be the first country in Africa to have deployed ASYCUDA World for the modernization and automation of its customs clearance process (ASYCUDA World is fully operational countrywide since 2009).

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DR Congo to introduce Performance Measurement in Customs Authority.

On Friday 24 April 2015, the Customs Authority of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a project document covering the implementation of the new ASYPM performance measurement module of the ASYCUDA System. The three year project will be launched in the coming weeks.

The WCO and UNCTAD have been working together since 2013 to develop this performance measurement module. The latter uses data contained in the automated Customs clearance system to produce information on specific Customs procedures, offices and officers as well as on Customs' stakeholders. Several Customs administrations have demonstrated interest for this approach that enables Customs leaders to have an overall and objective vision of their administration in order to improve efficiency.
UNCTAD and WTO launch partnership on Integrated Trade Database

UNCTAD and the WTO agreed to cooperate in assisting the WTO members in implementing notification requirements for the WTO Integrated Data Base (IDB).

Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, in his letter to Roberto Azevedo, WTO's Director General, welcomed this collaboration between the two organizations, which will allow the WTO Member States to supply information and data for the WTO IDB in an efficient and timely manner.
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ASYCUDA is used in over 90 countries, territories and regions.
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