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.

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IATA, UNCTAD Collaborate to Boost Global Adoption of Cargo Messaging Standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDA World, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures.

The integration of Cargo-XML in ASYCUDA World standardizes the electronic communications between airlines and customs authorities using the program. The new data standard reduces message duplication and simplifies communication across the supply chain facilitating trade growth, improving cargo security, modernizing customs operations and fostering participation in global commerce through advance electronic data submission for air cargo shipments.

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Official ASYCUDA World launch ceremony in Cap Verde

On Tuesday January 12 th 2016 in Praia, the official ASYCUDA World launch ceremony was held in Cape Verde in the presence of Ms. Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning and Mr. Pinto Teixeira, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union.

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DCTA & UNCTAD join efforts to assist Customs in the fight against fraud

On 15 October 2015 UNCTAD and the Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two organizations will cooperate on issues related to strengthening operational capacity of Customs administrations in monitoring and control of the trade in excisable goods, including tobacco products.

Innovative IT tools will be developed jointly by UNCTAD ASYCUDA and DCTA experts for Customs administrations to ensure the real-time monitoring over excisable goods movement, identify high risk transactions and prevent losses of Customs and excise revenue as well as to fight against corruption and illicit trade.
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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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