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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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.
DR Congo to introduce Performance Measurement in Customs Authority.

On Friday 24 April 2015, the Customs Authority of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a project document covering the implementation of the new ASYPM performance measurement module of the ASYCUDA System. The three year project will be launched in the coming weeks.

The WCO and UNCTAD have been working together since 2013 to develop this performance measurement module. The latter uses data contained in the automated Customs clearance system to produce information on specific Customs procedures, offices and officers as well as on Customs' stakeholders. Several Customs administrations have demonstrated interest for this approach that enables Customs leaders to have an overall and objective vision of their administration in order to improve efficiency.
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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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ASYCUDA is used in over 90 countries, territories and regions.
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