The ASYCUDA Broker
A broker can connect to the ASYCUDA system using the modbrk module.
This module offers a subset of the functionality of the Customs branch module
modcbr. It is extended with security features
that guarantee that a broker can not access confidential data.
The module will essentially
allow the broker to
- store declarations on
the customs server
- check the data of the
declaration against the customs database
- register and assess
- query the customs
database and monitor the status of declarations (selectivity,
- exchange electronic mail
with the customs office through EasyTalk
Connection to the ASYCUDA
When is a connection to
the server necessary?
A broker can use modbrk without a server connection to capture
declarations and to check the validity of declarations against the local
database. A broker can capture several declarations on his computer and
prepare them for registration once the computer is connected to the
A server connection is
necessary when the broker needs to accesses the integrated data on the
server, i.e. for the registration and assessment of declarations and to
query the database.
This implies that only very
big broker offices will require a permanent connection to the server. In
most cases the broker module will be operated in an off line mode where
the client is not connected to the ASYCUDA database. There will be only
sporadic connections to the databases when locally captured data is
transmitted or when central data is queried.
How much data will be
When connecting to the
server, the client will receive only the modifications which have been
done to the reference tables and national configuration, since its last
The actual amount of data
that is exchanged between the customs office and the broker depends on the
individual circumstances in both offices and may vary greatly.
What are the requirements
to run the Broker module?
The Broker module requires
the normal hardware and software for ASYCUDA clients. If
the Broker connects to the customs network by dial up then he needs a
modem instead of a network card.