ASYCUDA
General Benefits
    

ASYCUDA ++

ASYCUDAWorld

Benefits

 1.1 Trade Facilitation

Fully supported.

Fully supported, including the WCO FAST recommendations (Free And Secure Trade)

Increased services for trade community, e.g. Internet access, simpler procedures and documentation etc.

 1.2 Law enforcement

Robust customs control capabilities (e.g. Transit monitoring, Manifest screening, Declaration processing, accounting, selectivity …)

Increased customs control capabilities (e.g. risk- assessment, on-line access to external databases, images control…

Full range of modern enforcement capabilities added to the existing ASYCUDA++ risk-assessment and selectivity functions.

 1.3 Revenue and Statistics

Automated accounting. Basis for timely and accurate statistics.

Accounting and statistical capabilities are increased. Development of Post-clearance audit capabilities.

Increased capabilities for accounting, post-clearance audit, statistics and information management. Easier aggregation of data at regional and international levels. Better and faster economic decision-making.

 1.4 Standardisation and Normalisation

ISO, UN, WCO and WTO standards based More than 80 user-countries

ISO, UN, WCO and WTO standards based. Database designed in Compliance with the WCO Customs Data Model.

Implement the standards defined by ISO, UN, WCO and WTO (including the WCO Customs Data Model).

 1.5 E-Government

Partial

Full e-Government

Full support of e-government and capability to inter-operate on-line with external/governmental systems and databases.

Functional Benefits
  

ASYCUDA ++

ASYCUDAWorld

Benefits

  2.1 Customs Operations

Automation of clearance operations for all the customs procedures. Cash management and Customs accounting

Automated handling of all the steps of the clearance process for all types of Customs procedures and regimes (cargo control transit monitoring...) as well as accounting.

The system insures the complete coverage of the clearance process and includes the built-in capability to support national specific requirements and/or frequent regulation changes. It is able to cope with different organizational structures, thus generating financial economies of scale.

 2.2 Risk Management

Full risk-assessment and selectivity module

Full risk-assessment and selectivity capability. New functions such as the integration of images or the use of barcodes are available, as well as the on line access to external databases.

Risk-assessment and selectivity capabilities are supported by additional features, in line with the WCO FAST (Free and Secure Trade) and Container Control initiatives.

 2.3 Valuation

Valuation File usable by the selectivity module

Valuation expert system compliant with GATT - Article 7. Includes an electronic customs value declaration.

Valuation expert system reduces the loss of revenue during the introduction of Article 7. General customs incomes increase (easier detection of under valuations)

 2.4 Workflow management

Partially automated

Fully automated. Use of Electronic Documents and management of the Document Processing Path workflow

Hides the complexity of the development of government-class application Allows building major IT projects with limited human resources Limit potential risks

 2.5 Business logic

20% imbedded in logic, 80% external Customs user-friendly language for taxation rules and selectivity Parameters driven system

100% external to logic (included in the e-documents definition) Business rules oriented

Changes & updates of the system are done without programming Full flexibility

 2.6 Non-intrusive Inspection System

Not available.

Electronic Goods Image Signature (EGIS) management

Bridging the gap between goods and supporting documents. Facilitate goods identification, inspection and tracking. Facilitate and reinforce ex-post processes.

Features

AsycudaWorld continues to promote and to support the application of modern operational principles that all Customs Administrations target:

  • Effective management of the Customs clearance process;
  • Selective examination practice;
  • Trader compliance;
  • Anticipated or guaranteed payment schemes to facilitate trade and secure duty collection;
  • Control of trade routing to approved Customs clearance offices.

The core functionalities of the system are designed to:

  • facilitate and improve the calculation, collection and accounting of Customs duties and other charges related to Customs operations;
  • speed-up the clearance of goods and prevent smuggling;
  • provide the Customs management with timely and accurate information.

This is accomplished by:

  • Automatic verification, validation and accounting of Customs declarations;
  • Uniform application of the law and of correct duty rates;
  • Ability to monitor and trace payment of duties and taxes;
  • Control of value and description of goods correctness through the use of on-line valuation and tariff databases;
  • Selection of risk transaction for control purposes;
  • Faster processing of documents and minimised manual document handling;
  • Implementation of systematic working methods and optimal allocation of tasks and resources.

 

Implementation Benefits
  

ASYCUDA ++

ASYCUDAWorld

Benefits

 4.1 Core system

Provided at not cost

Provided at no cost

User-countries could allocate more funds for training, hardware software, telecoms etc

 4.2 Partnership

Implementation based on partnership with Customs Administration and local developers/ integrator and Application Service Providers (ASP)

Implementation based on partnership with Customs Administration and local developers/ integrator and Application Service Providers (ASP)

Transfer of know-how to insure self-sufficiency within the beneficiary country organization Development of e-documents in co-operation with national Customs Administration and the private sector.

 4.3 Source Code

Provided, NDA.

Provided, NDA.

Transparency, user-country ownership

 4.4 System ownership

As above and the possibility to develop nationally additional modules, by using the ASYCUDA Development Platform

As above, and the possibility to amend/ develop nationally additional e-documents using existing ASYCUDA templates

As above. The software developed nationally is fully integrated within the ASYCUDA environment.

 4.5 Implementation

Since 1981, in operation or in installation in more than 80 countries

3 projects are in preparatory/negotiation phase

Operational robustness, flexibility and reliability. ASYCUDA delivers

Financial Benefits
  

ASYCUDA ++

ASYCUDAWorld

Benefits

 5.1 Cost for the ASYCUDA-user countries

In the framework of technical assistance projects, UNCTAD provides at no cost: - the latest versions/ multiple license use; - updated functional and technical docs; - on line functional and technical support. In addition, UNCTAD provides at UN rates, technical assistance and support in - prototyping, testing, piloting and roll-out - development and integration of additional software

In the framework of technical assistance project, UNCTAD provides at no cost: - the latest versions/ multiple license use; - updated functional and technical docs; - on line functional and technical support. In addition, UNCTAD provides at UN rates, technical assistance and support in - prototyping, testing, piloting and roll-out - development of new e-documents

Major economies of scale. Total ownership of the system and of all further developments by the user-country or organization

 5.2 Return of Investment

Experience of previous implementations proved that investments are amortized in 2 months - 1 year.

Protection of previous investments

ASYCUDAWorld co-exists with and operates in the environment of ASYCUDA++, using the same databases; - an operational Customs IT System based on ASYCUDA++ could integrate ASYCUDAWorld components, replacing partially/totally ASYCUDA++ module(s), or complementing an ASYCUDA++ function; - ASYCUDA++ sites and ASYCUDAWorld sites could co-exist and co-operate within a single Customs IT System; - ASYCUDAWorld components are fully compatible with modules developed by third parties (e.g. Customs Administration etc). User-countries can implement the system at their pace and according to their techn ical choices and available resources.