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.

Find out more about the background and origins of the ASYCUDA programme.

CITES Secretariat and UNCTAD join forces to assist customs authorities to regulate trade in wildlife

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have agreed to work together in providing customs authorities with better tools to regulate the import and export of CITES-listed species. Among these will be a module for international trade in CITES-listed species, called ACITES, which will be fully integrated into UNCTAD’s Automated SYstem for CUstoms DAta (ASYCUDA).
Saint Pierre et Miquelon and UNCTAD enter into a technical cooperation agreement for the simplification and automation of customs

On 19 March 2014, a technical assistance agreement was signed between a delegation from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and UNCTAD. The delegation was led by Mr Stephane ARTANO, President of the territorial Council who was accompanied by Mr Dominique DELDICQUE, Customs Service Head.

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon is the second French territory to adopt ASYCUDA to support its customs modernization initiative.
UNCTAD and ASEZA sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Petko Draganov, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Dr. Kamel Mahadin.

The MOU provides for strengthening trade-facilitation e-Government initiatives and economic cooperation; promoting the concept of electronic single-window systems and creating favorable conditions for the activities of economic operators; integrating the processes for customs, transport and other forms of state controls at the borders; developing solutions utilizing modern and efficient information and communication technologies.
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East Africa: 23:17
West Africa: 20:17
Asia Pacific:  4:17
Europe: 21:17
Middle East: 22:17

ASYCUDA Community
This online resource provides information and tools to support modernisation and automation in Customs. The facility is currently available to ASYCUDA user Customs Administrations only.

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World of ASYCUDA
ASYCUDA is used in over 90 countries, territories and regions.
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