UNCTAD officially launched AsycudaWorld in March 2002. The Programme plans to start implementing AsycudaWorld in 2004. One of the major challenges in this process will be to transfer the technical know-how to the national Customs Project Teams.

Due to the n-tier nature of AsycudaWorld architecture, it is possible to implement a mixed system combining AsycudaWorld and ASYCUDA++ components.á Thus, a phased approach to implementing AsycudaWorld can be adopted, with customs sites switching progressively to the new technology.