ASYCUDA
  Afghanistan

Customs Emblem Flag of Afghanistan
 
General information :
Capital city :
Population (date) :
GDP per capita (date) : 
Kabul
29,835,392 (July 2011 est.)
USD 900 (2010 est.)
Country Code :
Languages :
Alpha: AF, Num: 004
Afghan Persian (Dari), Pashtu
Major imports : capital goods, food, textiles, petroleum products
Major exports : fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi-precious gems
Trade agreement membership(s) :
Fiscal year : 21 March - 20 March
Monetary Unit :
Afghani (AFA)
  
ASYCUDA Project :
Title : Implementation of ASYCUDA in the Afghan Customs Department (Phase 2: Rollout & Enhancement)
Funding sources : Afghan Government, through a World Bank loan (Second Customs Reform & Trade Facilitation Project)
Start date :
Duration :
October 2011
June 2015
Project Number
 
AFG/0T/BBD
Technical details :
ASYCUDA platform :
 
ASYCUDA World 4.2.2; OS: Linux for Oracle 6.2; RDBMS: Oracle 11gR2; Java 1.6.0_29
Additional Project Info :
ASYCUDA (ASYCUDAWorld and ASYCUDA++) is operational in Afghanistan nationwide (Implementation Map below). The ACD ASYCUDA system covers currently more than 95% of international trade, including exportation, importation, inland and international transit across the country. This resulted in a huge benefit for the country, boosting the Customs annual revenue from 50 million USD in 2005 to almost 1 billion USD in 2013.

ASYCUDAWorld (AW) Transit System is fully operational on seven main transit corridors. AW International Transit is fully operational on seven main transit axes:
- Pakistan – Uzbekistan
- Pakistan – Tajikistan
- Pakistan – Turkmenistan
- Iran – Tajikistan
- Turkmenistan – Tajikistan

AW DPS (Declaration Processing System) is operational in 13 (thirteen) Customs Houses/Offices and Border Posts. ASYCUDA++ DPS is operational in one last Customs House - Nimroz.

In all computerised Customs sites:
- 100% of the declarations are processed through ASYCUDA, thus replacing the 5 (five) copies of the ACCD form (Afghan Customs Clearance Declaration) and other extra Customs forms previously used;
- A new declaration processing-flow is implemented, reducing the previous Customs processing path from 14 (fourteen) steps and signatures to only 3 (three);
- The entire Customs clearance process is fully automated and electronically available for both the Customs officers and the Customs brokers/traders (100% DTI, Data Trader Input);
- The payment of Customs duties and taxes is made in branches of the Afghan Bank and confirmed electronically to the ASYCUDA system (Customs brokers have the possibility to benefit of the ASYCUDA pre-payment option to further facilitate payment operations);
- ASYCUDA Risk-Management is operational in the main Customs offices;
- Automatic real-time alerts are send by ASYCUDA to the authorized users on daily basis;
- All Customs brokers/traders and Customs officers are trained in the operation and administration/maintenance of the system;
- The updates of reference data (tariff etc) are automatically and in real-time available from the central ASYCUDA server (effective tool to apply the law nationwide in a consistent and effective manner);
- The Customs inspectors are automatically (by the ASYCUDA system) allocated for the physical inspection of goods (a very strong anti-corruption measure);
- All customs declarations are automatically consolidated into the ACD central ASYCUDA system/database and used to produce accurate and timely statistics;
- ASYCUDA Dashboard provides real-time statistical and operational information to managers, at their level of competence;

Additional documents and information:
- Implementation Map, Jan 2015

Customs website: http://customs.mof.gov.af/en/