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16/7/2014 CITES Secretariat and UNCTAD join forces to assist customs authorities to regulate trade in wildlife More Info
21/3/2014 Saint Pierre et Miquelon and UNCTAD enter into a technical cooperation agreement for the simplification and automation of customs More Info
6/2/2014 UNCTAD and ASEZA sign a Memorandum of Understanding More Info
2/12/2013 - 4/12/2013 ASYCUDAWorld Presentation and Awareness Seminar in Libreville, Gabon More Info
18/10/2013 The Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA) signs for ASYCUDA World
3/10/2013 SAINT LUCIA - Customs brokers trained through ASYCUDA to guard against importation of toxic chemicals
5/9/2013 UGANDA - ASYCUDA World deployed in the Uganda Revenue Authority
3/7/2013 VANUATU - ASYCUDA now LIVE on Lenakel, TANNA
30/6/2013 ASYCUDA Newsletter (June 2013) - News and update in UNCTAD's ASYCUDA Technical Assistance Programme. More Info
26/2/2013 VANUATU - ASYCUDA tailored to handle Small craft in Vanuatu
28/1/2013 ASYCUDA Newsletter (December 2012) - News and update in UNCTAD's ASYCUDA Technical Assistance Programme. More Info
1/12/2012 Jordanian Customs delegation signs "Strengthening the implementation of e-customs" project More Info
22/11/2012 UGANDA - URA pilots ASYCUDA World software
25/10/2012 UK/GIBRALTAR - Implementation of electronic clearance procedure for vessels arriving in / departing from Gibraltar (Integrated Border Management)
Gibraltar. New online system speeds up Yacht Immigration process (BYM Product & Industry News)
Ocean Village Marina Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News (Charterworld News)
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1/5/2012 UNCTAD supports implementation of
m-Government Programme in Gibraltar
7/12/2011 - 15/12/2011 UNCTAD's ASYCUDA Programme involved in four new ASYCUDA World projects More Info
7/12/2011 UNCTAD's 2011 ASYCUDA WORLD REPORT is released on 7th December 2011
2/12/2011 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit operational between Weesh - Kandahar - Kabul
The implementation of ASYCUDA Transit ensures a significant improvement of the control, tracing and monitoring of all cargos entering Afghanistan. The reduction of cargos unreported to Customs will result in Customs revenue increase. 95% of the total goods imported in Afghanistan is now processed through the ASYCUDA system.
The implementation of ASYCUDA Transit in this region was achieved trough the continuous efforts of the ASYCUDA team supported by the Customs senior management, including the Kandahar and Weesh Customs Directors, as well as UNOPS support team.
(Attached the first ASYCUDA T1 transit declaration produced in Weesh).
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1/11/2011 ASYCUDA Center for Regional Networked Customs
27/7/2011 GRENADA - Launch of the ASYCUDA World Cargo Manifest Module at St George's Port
28/2/2011 The 2nd edition of the biannual online ASYCUDA newsletter is now available More Info
16/2/2011 GRENADA - ASYCUDA World training.
16/2/2011 Turk & Caicos introduces automated cargo manifest facility.
1/1/2011 ASYCUDA Programme Strategic Plan - 2011-2015
21/6/2010 UNCTAD and the Netherlands to cooperate in Customs sector
14/6/2010 COMESA /UNCTAD discuss future collaboration on ASYCUDA : Following this fruitful meeting the two organisations agreed to further cement this long and fruitful relationship and plan for future collaboration.
27/4/2010 UNCTAD and International Road Transport Union agree to cooperate in customs sector More Info
22/2/2010 LAO PDR government signs ASYCUDA project document More Info
1/1/2010 CAMBODIA - ASYCUDA goes live : The Minister for Finance and the Director General of Customs launched ASYCUDA in PPIA airport and Dryport.
28/12/2009 SRI LANKA - Customs automated from January 1 : The gradual upgrade of ASYCUDA in Sri Lanka saw the introduction of the automated electronic submission of manifest implemented on 1st January 2010.
25/11/2009 SINDA 2010 or the paperless environment for foreign trade operations
19/11/2009 AFGHANISTAN – ASYCUDA operational in Kunduz Customs House
The Afghan Customs’ ASYCUDA Team implemented the Afghan ASYCUDA++ system in Kunduz Customs House without the assistance of the UNCTAD ASYCUDA experts (first ASYCUDA++ declaration attached). This confirms that the joint work during the last years made the Afghan ASYCUDA Team self-sufficient from technical viewpoint.
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27/10/2009 Official launch of the ASYCUDA World project in Sri Lanka More Info
5/10/2009 ALBANIA - Customs Administration partnership with the private sector to ensure the safety and security of the international trade supply chain More Info
24/9/2009 Vanuatu ASYCUDA - 10 years of a successful Customs Computer System
10/8/2009 Official launch of ASYCUDAWorld at Palestine Customs More Info
8/5/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) fully operational nationwide
The Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Durres Customs Office. AW is now operational in all Customs sites.
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8/5/2009 8 May 2009 - In Tunisia, deputy chief discusses customs automation, cybersecurity More Info
6/5/2009 The Sri Lanka Customs department is embarking on the modernisation of its Customs operations, and has recently signed a project to deploy ASYCUDAWorld. More Info
16/4/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Morine Customs Office
The Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Morine Customs Office. Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
8/4/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Kakavia Customs Office
The Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Kakavia Customs Office (Border with Greece). Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
7/4/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Kapshtica Customs Office
The Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Kapshtica Customs Office (Border with Greece).
Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
30/3/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Qafe Thane Customs Office
The Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Qafe Thane Customs Office (Border with Macedonia).
Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
28/3/2009 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA DPS operational in Herat Customs House
ASYCUDA DPS (Import/Export Declaration Processing System) became fully operational (100% DTI) in Herat Customs House, one of the biggest Customs offices in Afghanistan. Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
9/3/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Tirana Customs House
In the week 2-8 March, the Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Tirana Customs House.
Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
23/2/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in Elbasan Customs Office
The week of 16-22 February 2009, the Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations in Elbasan Customs Office.
Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
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18/2/2009 A high level delegation including IMF, WB and Lao customs visits the ASYCUDA World pilot site of Sihanoukville in Cambodia
16/2/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) operational in 4 (four) more Customs sites
The week of 9-15 February 2009, the Albanian Customs’ AW system was launched in live operations simultaneously in Korca, Bllada, Tre Urat and Saranda.
Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
9/2/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld operational in 5 (five) more Customs sites
The last week (2-8 February 2009), the Albanian Customs’ ASYCUDAWorld system was launched in live operations simultaneously in Shkodra, Bajza, Hani-i-Hotit, Berat and Vlora Port. Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
26/1/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld operational in 2 (two) more Customs sites
The last week (19-25 January 2009), the Albanian Customs’ ASYCUDAWorld (AW) system was launched in live operations simultaneously in Rinas International Airport and in Lezha Customs Office. Lezha is the first Customs site in Albania in which the AW fully automated warehouse management functionality was implemented.
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19/1/2009 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA DPS operational in Jalalabad Customs House
ASYCUDA DPS (Import/Export Declaration Processing System) became fully operational (100% DTI) in Jalalabad Customs House, one of the biggest Customs offices in Afghanistan. Please see ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
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15/12/2008 - 23/12/2008 A delegation of the National Board of Revenue (Bangladesh) visited Jordan and Syria from 15-23 December 2008.
11/12/2008 ALBANIA - 1st ASYCUDAWorld Customs Office Fully Operational
The ASYCUDAWorld live operation has started in Fier Customs Office. The first day of operation was supervised by Mr. R. Gjoni, Deputy Director General of the Albanian Customs Administration.
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17/10/2008 17 Oct 08 - El Salvador adopts ASYCUDAWorld – UNCTAD’s customs automation platform More Info
1/5/2008 His Excellency Prime Minister Hun Sen is launching ASYCUDA World pilot site in Cambodia. More Info
1/2/2008 GEORGIA - ASYCUDA Risk Management System operational nationwide
The ASYCUDA Risk Management System is operational now in the remaining Western region of Georgia, in the following customs offices: Adlia, Batumi Port, Poti Port and Kutaisi Service Center.
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12/12/2007 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit System operational on the 4th transit axis.
The ASYCUDA Transit System is implemented and fully operational on the transit axis Torghondi (border with Turkmenistan) - Herat - Kabul.
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24/10/2007 GEORGIA - ASYCUDAWorld Transit System operational at national level
The ASYCUDAWorld Transit System is operational at national level in the Ministry of Finance/Revenue Service (SRS) headquarters and 32 Customs Offices (border and inland). More than 700 Customs officers have been previously trained by the SRS ASYCUDAWorld Project Team in the operation of the system.
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11/7/2007 GEORGIA - 1st ASYCUDAWorld Pilot Site operational
The ASYCUDAWorld is fully operational in the Tbilisi/Vehicle Clearance Customs Office, the first pilot site in Georgia.
The inauguration of this pilot site was followed by a High-level Coordination Meeting UNCTAD - State Revenue Service to agree on the planning of the national roll-out of the system.
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21/5/2007 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit System operational on the 3rd transit axis. The ASYCUDA Transit System is implemented and fully operational on the transit axis N-S, i.e. Heiratan (border with Uzbekistan) - Mazar-e-Sharif - Kabul. More Info
14/5/2007 MOLDOVA – Signature of MOU concerning the development of the Moldavian Integrated Customs Information System (ICIS) More Info
9/5/2007 Zimbabwe becomes the first COMESA country to adopt the AsycudaWorld system.
1/4/2007 Newsletter Issue 2 - COMESA ASYCUDA++ Regional Project More Info
24/3/2007 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA++ DPS live in Kabul Customs House. The ASYCUDA++ DPS (Declaration Processing System) is being piloted in the Kabul Customs House for both import and export operations. More Info
10/2/2007 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld historised version
The latest version of ASYCUDAWorld - historised version - was implemented at national level. Moldova is the first ASYCUDA-user country in which this version is implemented in the customs operational environment.
18/1/2007 GEORGIA - ASYCUDAWorld project financed by the Government
The Agreement for the implementation of ASYCUDAWorld in Georgia was signed by the Government/Ministry of Finance and UNCTAD.
The first ASYCUDAWorld training activities (technology, technical and functional) will start mid February 2007.
25/12/2006 LATVIA - ASYCUDA++ Ver 1.19 (new EU SAD) operational nationwide
The ASYCUDA++ Ver 1.19 is fully operational in the State Revenue Service. This version is comaptible with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 [amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code].
18/11/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit fully operational on the 2nd transit axis: Islam Qala (border with Iran) - Herat - Kabul. More Info
19/10/2006 Global ASYCUDA user meeting - Geneva, 19 October 2006
10/10/2006 - 11/10/2006 Cambodia - ASYCUDA project mobilisation seminar More Info
1/10/2006 Establishment of SEATAC (Southern & Eastern African Technical ASYCUDA Centre).
Funded by the Government of Norway (USD800,000), SEATAC will provide support to the following ASYCUDA-user countries: Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
11/9/2006 - 15/9/2006 MOLDOVA - High-level ASYCUDAWorld Coordination Meeting, with the participation of Ms F. Furculita, Director General of the Moldovan Customs Service. More Info
4/9/2006 - 8/9/2006 AFGHANISTAN - High-level ASYCUDA Coordination Meeting, with the participation of Mr A. Jalil, Director General of the Afghan Customs Department. More Info
15/8/2006 EU/COMESA - Official launching of a 3-year EU funded COMESA project targeting the installation of ASYCUDA in five (5) additional countries: Eritrea, Swaziland, DR Congo, Comoros and Seychelles.
This 3 million Euros project will also improve the exchange of transit data between borders through web services.
11/7/2006 AFGHANISTAN - Official inauguration of Torkham Customs Office (border with Pakistan)
Mr. A. Ahadi, Minister of Finance, has participated in the official ceremony of the inauguration of the new Customs building and of the finalisation of the implementation of the ASYCUDA Transit System in the 1st transit axis: Torkham - Jalalabad - Kabul.
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27/4/2006 MOLDOVA - Mr Nicolae Vilcu, Director General of the Customs Department, passed away on 27 April 2006
6/4/2006 - 8/4/2006 ASYCUDA is featured at WCO ICT conference in Bengalore
13/2/2006 - 17/2/2006 The ASYCUDA Regional for Asia & Pacific hosts a technical training and presentation of ASYCUDA World for delegates from the National Board of Revenue.
14/2/2006 Cambodia : Trade Facilitation and the Single Administrative Document - Consensus Building workshop. Government speakers : HE. Keat Chhon, Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, HE. Pen Siman, Government Delegate in Charge of CED; Resource persons included experts from AusAID, World Bank and UNCTAD through its ASYCUDA Regional Office for Asia and Pacific.
16/1/2006 - 20/1/2006 ASYCUDA++ Technical training conducted for Bangladesh Customs in the ASYCUDA regional Office for Asia & Pacific.
30/11/2005 - 2/12/2005 Review of the Asycuda Support Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP) in 2005. Participating countries recognise the merit and benefits of the support provided under this arrangement with UNCTAD, and decide to extend it into 2006. The support workplan for 2006 is adopted.
2/12/2005 EUROPEAN REGION - New ASYCUDA++ EU Version
A new ASYCUDA++ EU version (1.19) is available to the ASYCUDA-user countries in the region. This version is compatible with the changes brought by the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 [amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code].
7/11/2005 - 10/11/2005 MOLDOVA - High-level Co-ordination Meeting in UNCTAD, Geneva
31/10/2005 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld presentation to the President of the Republic of Moldova
27/10/2005 NEW CALEDONIA - Official launch of ASYCUDA system
16/9/2005 MOLDOVA – Official launch of ASYCUDAWorld More Info
23/6/2005 - 24/6/2005 IVORY COAST - ASYCUDA Mobilisation Seminar in Abidjan More Info
15/5/2005 ASYCUDA at WCO IT conference in Istanbul, Turkey More Info
9/5/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA Steering Committee Meeting More Info
15/3/2005 COMESA - Official launching of the three month ASYCUDA training program at the COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, host of the Regional Center for COMESA ASYCUDA countries (see more info for planned training activities) More Info
21/2/2005 IVORY COAST - ASYCUDAWorld in Ivory Coast
14/5/2005 - 18/2/2005 FIJI Islands, SAMOA, VANUATU: ASYCUDA Version Upgrade Training held at ASMP Office, Suva, Fiji Islands by Ms. Sushumna KUMAR, UNCTAD-ASMP Coordinator , for Mr. Sailesh GOUNDAR and Mr. Aporosa VONUQAQA from Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority; Mr. Tivani AFOA and Rodney YEUN from Samoa Ministry for Revenue and Mr. Ernest KALTAVARA and Mr. David OTTO from the department of Vanuatu Customs, Excise and Inland Revenue.
1/2/2005 ASYCUDAWorld in Syria More Info
3/1/2005 ASYCUDA is live in New Caledonia
10/12/2004 WESTERN AFRICA - Opening of the ASYCUDA Regional Center for Western Africa in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) More Info
22/11/2004 - 24/11/2004 Review of the Asycuda Support Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP) in 2004. Participating countries recognise the merit and benefits of the concept and decide to extend it into 2005. The support workplan for 2005 is adopted.
1/11/2004 RWANDA - Rwanda goes live with ASYCUDA++ at Gikondo office, Kanombe airport and HQ
22/10/2004 AFGHANISTAN - A new ASYCUDA++ project A new project was signed between UNOPS and UNCTAD - "Emergency Customs Modernisation and Trade Facilitation Project". A major component of this project is the implementation of ASYCUDA++.
10/10/2004 - 15/10/2004 FIJI Islands, SAMOA, VANUATU: ASYCUDA Server Maintenance Training held at ASMP Office, Suva, Fiji Islands by Mr. Ravindra Abheysinghe, UNCTAD Technical Consultant from Sri Lanka , for Mr. Praneel BHAN, Mr. Sachin JOGIA, Mr. Aporosa VONUQAQA, Ms. Neetu NARAYAN, Ms. Ranjini GOUNDAR, and Ms Litila UMU from Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority; Mr. Toetu BROWN from Samoa Ministry for Revenue and Mr. Ernest KALTAVARA and Mr. Stanley STRIEF from the department of Vanuatu Customs, Excise and Inland Revenue.
1/10/2004 - 1/10/2004 YEMEN - ASYCUDA live in Aden Sea Port and in Aden Airport
15/9/2004 ETHIOPIA - The Customs office of Bole International Airport goes live with ASYCUDA++, 100% DTI and Selectivity More Info
1/9/2004 The Customs Office of Khartoum International Airport goes live on Asycuda++ with Selectivity and full Manifest management
2/8/2004 - 4/8/2004 COMESA - ASYCUDA User Group Meeting in Madagascar attended by the UNCTAD Regional Coordinator Topics include: ASYCUDA support Center in Lusaka, ICT project for the migration of 5 COMESA countries, Transit on Northern Corridor
21/7/2004 TANZANIA - Official start of ASYCUDA++ migration project
10/7/2004 - 11/7/2004 IRAN - First International Conference on Customs and Information Technology More Info
21/6/2004 - 25/6/2004 SEYCHELLES - Technical feasibility study in view of a future ASYCUDA implementation
14/6/2004 - 18/6/2004 ASYCUDA World at UNCTAD XI More Info
16/6/2004 ALBANIA - 3rd ASYCUDA Steering Committee Meeting The third ASYCUDA Steering Committee Meeting took place in Durres Port, in the presence of Mr A. Malaj - Minister of Finance, Mr S. Idrizi - Customs Director General, UNCTAD, European Commission / EC Delegation and CAM-A, the World Bank / TTFSE Project Manager. The meeting approved the completion of the Pilot Phase of the ASYCUDA Project and the start of the Roll-out Phase. The achievements of the Pilot Phase have been recently appreciated by Mr J-P Olters - IMF Resident Representative and the IMF evaluation mission.
4/5/2004 - 7/5/2004 Live presentation of ASYCUDAWorld system
15/3/2004 - 16/3/2004 MOLDOVA - Effective start of the ASYCUDAWorld project The Moldovan Department of Customs - Mr N.Vilcu, Director General and National Coordinator of the World Bank TTFSE Project, and Mr G. Varanita, Head of Customs Computing Centre and ASYCUDA Project Manager - and UNCTAD have met in Chisinau and agreed on the detailed planning of the first stage ASYCUDAWorld activities, to start within 3 weeks.
10/3/2004 - 12/3/2004 2004 WCO IT Conference Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur More Info
23/2/2004 - 27/2/2004 FIJI ISLANDS, SAMOA, VANUATU: Review of Process and Procedure Workshop held at ASMP Office, Suva Fiji Islands by Mr. Bruno FAVARO, UNCTAD Development Team in Geneva for Mr. Ramesh JATTAN, Ms. Maraia TURAGAKULA from Fiji Islands Customs Service; Mr. David OTTO and Mr. Nicholas GODDEN from the Department of Vanuatu Customs; Mr. Iosefa KALOLO and Mr. Lafoia Ah CHING from the Department of Samoa Customs. More Info
9/2/2004 SLOVAKIA - Agreement between Slovak Customs and UNCTAD
15/12/2003 ASYCUDA Regional Centre for the Americas: Inauguration More Info
24/11/2003 - 26/11/2003 Review of the Asycuda Support Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP) in 2003. Participating countries recognise the merit and benefits of the concept and decide to extend it into 2004.
3/11/2003 - 5/11/2003 Fifth Southeast Europe Economic Forum, Sofia - 'Roundtable on Border Crossing problems' - Keynote address from Fabrice Millet, ASYCUDA programme coordinator
29/10/2003 UNDP and the Government of Yemen approved a project on the Implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) Phase II in Yemen
13/10/2003 - 24/10/2003 FIJI Islands, SAMOA, VANUATU: ASYCUDA Database Structure Training held at ASMP Office, Suva Fiji Islands by Ms. Sina LAUMEA Computer System Manager from Samoa Ministry for Revenue, for Mr. Anare FILIPE and Mr. Ramesh JATTAN from Fiji Islands Customs Service; Mr. Tivani AFOA and Mr. Toetu BROWN from Samoa Ministry for Revenue and Mr. Ernest KALTAVARA and Mr. David OTTO from the department of Vanuatu Customs, Excise and Inland Revenue.
20/10/2003 Sudan Customs embarks on migration to ASYCUDA++
8/10/2003 - 8/10/2003 WCO Information Technology Conference : “Information Technology for Customs in Africa, catalyst for development?”, Johannesburg, South Africa. Presentation from Fabrice Millet, ASYCUDA programme coordinator and Presentation from Iran Customs More Info
2/10/2003 - 3/10/2003 The Mobilisation Seminar marks the official launch of the ASYCUDA project in New Caledonia. More Info
1/10/2003 The Government of Ethiopia, UNDP Addis Ababa and UNCTAD are officially starting the migration activities to ASYCUDA++
3/9/2003 Official launch of ASYCUDA++ local DTI at Chittagong. More Info
1/9/2003 - 1/9/2003 Successful implementation by Fiji Customs of the Manifest modules (MOTRB and MODCAR) in Lautoka from the 1st September 2003.
1/9/2003 Fiji ISLANDS, SAMOA, VANUATU: Development platform training held at ASMP Office, Suva Fiji Islands by Mr. Alioune CISS, UNCTAD Development Team in Geneva for Mr. Mohamed SHARIF, Mr. Jaynesh DAMODAR, Mr. Vijendra SHRAM from Fiji Islands Customs Service; Ms Sina LAUMEA from Department of Samoa Customs and Mr. John Graham JACK from the department of Vanuatu Customs More Info
11/7/2003 - 8/8/2003 ASYCUDA++ Technical and Functional Training for New Caledonia Customs, in Kuala Lumpur More Info
1/8/2003 Namibia goes live with ASYCUDA++ in the regional office of Windhoek (WREG)
28/7/2003 ASYCUDA++ and EU TARIC
14/7/2003 - 19/7/2003 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA Functional Training session organised for 12 experts from the Albanian Customs Administration. The event was held in the UNCTAD training facilities in Geneva and was funded by the World Bank TTFSE project (Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe).
17/7/2003 - 18/7/2003 ROMANIA - Official visit of the Romanian Customs Administration to UNCTAD; Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNCTAD and the Romanian Customs concerning the development of the Integrated Customs Information System.
14/7/2003 - 17/7/2003 FIDJI ISLANDS, SAMOA, VANUATU - Statistical Training held at ASMP office, Suva, Fidji Islands, for 2 participants from each of the 3 ASYCUDA Pacific user-countries: Mrs Kolora Tulu and Ms Nilam Ranjani of Fiji Islands Customs Service, Ms Semester Fa’asii and Mr. Rodney Lui Yuen of Samoa Customs Department, Mr. John Graham Jack and Mr. Fred Bollen of the Department of Vanuatu Customs & Inland Revenue. More Info
16/6/2003 - 4/7/2003 HAITI - ASYCUDA++ Technical and Functional Training in Port au Prince, Haiti More Info
1/7/2003 Successful implementation of the Manifest modules (MOTRB and MODCAR) in Nadi from the 1st July 2003 with ASMP and Samoa Customs support. Nadi Airport is dealing with 90% of the Air Cargo in Fiji Islands and 12 operators are providing electronic Manifest to Nadi Customs. This successful implementation should be followed by the 2 other major ports: Lautoka (Sea Cargo) on the 1st September 2003 and Suva (Sea and Air Cargo) on the 1st October 2003. More Info
21/6/2003 - 22/6/2003 ESTONIA - Version upgrade, change of RDBMS and centralisation
17/6/2003 - 17/6/2003 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA Steering Group Meeting
16/6/2003 CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - Launch of Direct Trader Input facility. Chittagong Custom House, in conjunction with the Chittagong C&F Agents Association, commenced operations of a direct trader input facility. The facility equipped, managed and staffed by the C&F Agents association will in its first phase capture Export declarations prior to submission at the Customs House. This initiative will reduce the waiting time on declaration data-entry for Agents and contribute to the implementation of a closed environment for Customs. The facility will be expanded in the coming months to cover Bond and Import declarations. More Info
12/6/2003 DHAKA, BANGLADESH - ASYCUDA++ mentioned in National Budget. In the annual Budget speech, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh made specific mention to the implementation of ASYCUDA and how thus far in the project life improvements have been made to Customs operations. The Minister made specific mention of the DTI initiatives and supported further activities to increase the transparency and efficiency of Customs. More Info
5/5/2003 - 14/5/2003 Migration in MALI - Technical mission and training to configure ASYCUDA++ references tables and set-up taxation rules according new procedures codes
2/5/2003 BOLIVIA - National Customs Department wins 2002 United Nations Public Service Award in the category of Improvement of Public Service Results. UNPAN website More Info
22/4/2003 - 22/4/2003 BURKINA FASO - Official launch of Dakola (new Customs Office at Ghana' border) with ASYCUDA++ 1.17d
14/4/2003 - 18/4/2003 Migration in TOGO - Technical mission to configure ASYCUDA++ references tables and set-up taxation rules according new procedures codes
31/3/2003 - 11/4/2003 Migration in NIGER - Technical mission to configure ASYCUDA++ and launch of a test site (Niamey Rive-Droite)
10/3/2003 - 21/3/2003 Migration in MALI - 1st technical mission to implement ASYCUDA 1.17d
3/2/2003 - 3/2/2003 CAPE-VERDE goes live with ASYCUDA++ in all Customs Offices / Démarrage officiel de SYDONIA++ dans tous les bureaux de Douane du CAP-VERT More Info
1/2/2003 - 1/2/2003 RWANDA - Official launch of the ASYCUDA++ migration project
27/1/2003 - 31/1/2003 Technical assistance mission to Gabon to assist in implementation process of ASYCUDA++.
18/1/2003 - 19/1/2003 FIDJI ISLANDS - Successful relocation of the entire automated Customs system into new premises by Fiji Customs and their IT Team More Info
1/1/2003 Successful implementation of Excise Tax within the ASYCUDA system in Vanuatu, starting 1st January 2003.
18/3/2002 - 20/3/2002 ASYCUDA – Customs Processes and implementation workshop. Nadi, FIJI.
18/3/2002 Zambia: The new ASYCUDA++ Transit Bonds module with guarantee control is now live between Chirundu (Zimbabwe border) and Lusaka Port
25/2/2002 - 8/3/2002 Advanced technical training to Bolivian customs IT staff - La Paz, Bolivia.
5/3/2002 - 7/3/2002 Regional WCO Office, hosted by Jordanian Customs Department, organizes a Regional Seminar 5-7 March 2002: "The use of IT in Facilitating Trade Procedures and Improving the Efficiency of Customs Operation
11/2/2002 - 4/3/2002 ASYCUDA++ Functional Training in Kampala, Uganda
21/2/2002 Presentation in Estonia, Tallin of the ASYCUDA - TARIC inter-operability in cooperation with the Estonian and Swedish Customs, and in presence of EU DGTAXUD experts
12/1/2002 - 18/1/2002 Development platform training in Tehran, Iran
1/1/2002 Launch of the ASYCUDA Support Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP)
19/12/2001 Latest news from Honduras
1/12/2001 - 14/12/2001 ASYCUDA++ Functional Training in Palestine
10/12/2001 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Lusaka airport, Zambia. Direct Trader Input (DTI), Profiling and Pre-payment are among the facilities offered by Zambia Customs on launch date.
22/11/2001 Signing Ceremony for the ASYCUDA++ Version 3 Migration Project in Mauritania. pictures
20/11/2001 The three Heads of Customs administrations in Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu sign the join-statement for the establishment and funding of the ASYCUDA Support Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP)
20/11/2001 ASYCUDA++ supports Warehouse and Transit bonds/guarantees
15/10/2001 - 2/11/2001 Independent evaluation of Regional ASYCUDA project for the Pacific
25/10/2001 Customs administrations in francophone Africa embark with the migration to UNCTAD's ASYCUDA++ Customs Automation Software
25/10/2001 Mobilisation Seminar for ASYCUDA++ Migration project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
15/10/2001 - 19/10/2001 ASYCUDA++ Technical Training in the ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL.
1/10/2001 - 12/10/2001 Post-implementation review and technical feasibility study in St Lucia
30/8/2001 ASYCUDA Training in Suva, Fiji on ASYCUDA Database Structure.
6/8/2001 - 24/8/2001 ASYCUDA++ Functional Foundation Training Event - Gaborone, Botswana
6/8/2001 - 24/8/2001 ASYCUDA++ functional foundation training event in Botswana. pictures
19/7/2001 - 1/8/2001 Post-Implementation review and technical feasibility study in Trinidad & Tobago.
27/7/2001 ASYCUDA++ has been successfully ported to
Compaq Alpha Server with Tru64 Unix OS v. 5.1.
This is the first port of ASYCUDA++ on a 64-bit processor
and was achieved by the development team in Geneva,
with the support of Compaq Germany.
3/7/2001 - 6/7/2001 ASYCUDA++ Mobilisation Seminar , Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Bangladesh.
2/7/2001 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Chad, in 3 customs offices in N'Djamena: the Airport, Kossei Military Base, and the Post Office
19/6/2001 - 20/6/2001 High Level Meeting on Electronic-Commerce, Customs and Taxation in Central and Eastern Europe.
14/3/2001 Jordan's King honours Customs Department and UNDP
19/1/2001 President Hugo Chavez inaugurates SIDUNEA++ in Venezuela.
2/1/2001 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in  Zimbabwe, Harare Dry Port
7/12/2000 - 8/12/2000 Workshop on International Customs Best Practices in Transition to E-Commerce. Manila,Philippines
24/11/2000 - 25/11/2000 Regional ASYCUDA users meeting Asia-Pacific. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (pdf format)
25/10/2000 - 27/10/2000 High-level Meeting on Electronic Commerce and Fiscal Revenue in Africa. Abuja, Nigeria.
18/10/2000 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Nicaragua
20/9/2000 First Anniversary of ASYCUDA in Suva, Fiji
19/9/2000 Release of "Trade and Development Report, 2000" by UNCTAD
11/9/2000 The latest newsletter from ASYCUDA Vanuatu (pdf format)
17/7/2000 An Agreement between the Delegation of the European Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and UNCTAD for the implementation of the ASYCUDA system in the Entity Customs Administrations was signed by both parties on 16th June 2000.
4/7/2000 New ASYCUDA project in Venezuela
3/7/2000 The latest addition to the ASYCUDA family, Jose Inigo Viduya Santos (nickname Jiggs) was born on 1 June 2000, at 3:26pm. He is the sone of Jayvee B. Santos, UNCTAD Team Manager in the Philippines Customs.
4/6/2000 - 9/6/2000 ASYCUDA++ Functional Training in Bolivia.  pictures
5/6/2000 - 6/6/2000 ASYCUDA workshop in the Caribbean
29/5/2000 - 2/6/2000 ASYCUDA++ Technical Training in Bolivia.  pictures
29/5/2000 Speech by Jean Gurunlian, founder of the ASYCUDA programme.
22/5/2000 Live internet-based presentation of ASYCUDA++ to Bolivian Customs.
11/5/2000 Live rollout of SIDUNEA++ in El Salvador
28/2/2000 - 10/3/2000 ASYCUDA technical training in the ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL: ASYCUDA++ in the UNIX/INFORMIX environment
12/2/2000 - 19/2/2000 Unctad X in Bangkok. Click here to go to the host country site
31/1/2000 - 8/2/2000 ASYCUDA technical training in Zimbabwe: ASYCUDA++ in the UNIX/INFORMIX environment
1/2/2000 ASYCUDA++ Functional training in Zimbabwe
17/1/2000 - 28/1/2000 ASYCUDA++ Functional training in the ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL
25/10/1999 - 5/11/1999 ASYCUDA technical training in the ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL: Y2K Testing and ASYCUDA v2.7 under Unix
4/10/1999 - 15/10/1999 ASYCUDA technical training in the ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL: Y2K Testing and ASYCUDA v2.7 under Unix
30/9/1999 Official launch of ASYCUDA++ in Fiji
20/9/1999 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Fiji Customs
20/9/1999 Release of "Trade and Development Report, 1999" by UNCTAD
5/9/1999 - 10/9/1999 ASYCUDA technical training in ASYCUDA Regional Office, KL: Installation of ASYCUDA++ in the UNIX/ORACLE environment
6/9/1999 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Vanuatu
2/8/1999 - 6/8/1999 Inaugural Annual Conference of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO), previously known as CHARM, in Niue.
28/7/1999 - 5/8/1999 ASYCUDA++ Functional training in the Maldives: Familiarisation with ASYCUDA++ functionalities
1/7/1999 Release of ASYCUDA++ version 1.15 with loads of new features, including Transit
17/5/1999 - 20/5/1999 MALDIVES - ASYCUDA++ Migration - Mobilization seminar in Maldives

Updates to the Website
30/10/2013 GEORGIA - Updated country/ASYCUDAWorld information and Implementation map.
22/10/2013 AFGHANISTAN - Updated country information
23/7/2013 New HS2012 tariff available on ASYCUDA website
15/4/2012 Revised WCO Data Model page on the website
10/6/2010 MOLDOVA - Updated country and ASYCUDAWorld information.
10/6/2010 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Updated country information
7/5/2010 AFGHANISTAN - Updated ASYCUDA information/ASYCUDA Implementation Map.
27/6/2009 ALBANIA - Updated project information.
20/2/2007 ARMENIA - Updated country and ASYCUDA information
1/5/2006 MACEDONIA - Integration of new documents:
- "Customs Administration Headquarters" (March 2006).
1/9/2005 ROMANIA - Update of the country webpage and integration of new documents:
- "ASYCUDA Implementation Map".
1/1/2005 The ASYCUDA website greets 2005 with a brand new look
13/1/2004 Photos added to the Namibia country data page. More Info
31/7/2003 Update to the LATVIA page.
31/7/2003 Update to the ALBANIA page.
31/7/2003 Update to the GEORGIA page.
4/3/2002 Update to Botswana page
1/10/2001 Official launch of the new www.asycuda.org website.
1/10/2001 Official launch of the new ASYCUDA Community website
8/6/2001 Live start of ASYCUDA++ in Honduras at the pilot site in Toncontin Airport, Tegucigalpa. 
12/9/2000 Added a link to ASEAN Customs for Business
12/9/2000 Added Sri Lanka's ASYCUDA DTI brochure
7/6/2000 Registered Users of the website, using Thawte Digital Certificate Services.
23/2/2000 The ASYCUDA website is now available in two additional languages: French and Spanish.
30/12/1999 Added Chad to User Countries; pictures added to Fiji and Yemen
10/12/1999 Added Customs and the Year 2000 Problem, a paper examining the impact of the Y2K problem on customs administration.
30/11/1999 Updated El Salvador and added new pictures.
19/11/1999 Another award received by this website.
15/11/1999 Added photos to Nepal, Nicaragua and Philippines
18/10/1999 Added "What the UN Travel Advisory says regardingY2K"
14/9/1999 GATT/WTO Customs Valuation paper added to Customs Information
27/8/1999 Added Evaluation of the ASYCUDA++ Project in Jordan to the Case Studies section
25/8/1999 Added some ASYCUDA wallpapers
11/8/1999 Added a PowerPoint Presentation Library on ASYCUDA++
10/8/1999 Added photos to Georgia and Jordan
5/8/1999 Added photos to Slovakia
30/7/1999 Added a Y2K Test Methodology for the ASYCUDA platform
29/7/1999 Added a pop-up Y2K countdown clock
28/7/1999 Photos added to Samoa
30/6/1999 Additional photos added to the sections on Lebanon the PhilippinesRomania and Sri Lanka
24/6/1999 Added Single Administrative Document information for Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu
1/6/1999 Launch of the new website
1/6/1999 Online searchable HS tariffs

Other News and Announcements
16/9/2013 Extract from the European Union Opening Statement at the 60-th Session of UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, Geneva : " The EU and its Member States welcome UNCTAD’s active participation in the trade facilitation needs assessment process, in promoting implementation of trade facilitation reforms and in streamlining customs procedures through the ASYCUDA programme."
1/8/2013 SRI LANKA. Lanka apparel exporters log on live to global Asycuda network
15/1/2013 IMPORTANT !!! ASYCUDA Technical Note TN-2013-0115 : Topic : US-CERT Alert TA13-010A - Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability) More Info
3/8/2012 UNCTAD's ASYCUDA proving a vital tool for modernizing Palestinian Customs procedures
1/2/2012 WCO News (February 2012) - www.wcoomd.org : ‘ASYCUDA World’ system in line with Version 3.0 of the WCO Data Model.
2/12/2011 KOSOVO CUSTOMS - Acceptance of the ASYCUDAWorld Prototype
The Kosovo Customs' ASYCUDAWorld prototype, developed by the national project team supported by the UNCTAD experts, passed the acceptance tests.
The piloting of the system is scheduled for March 2012, after the completion of the training courses for the end-users (Customs and Trade).
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20/7/2011 KOSOVO CUSTOMS – ASYCUDA technical and functional training courses were organised in Gibraltar for the core Kosovo Customs’ ASYCUDA Project Team. The training sessions are hosted and supported functionally by the H.M. Customs Department. The technical infrastructure and support was kindly provided by the IT&Logistics Department of the Government.
29/6/2011 UNCTAD and Russian Federation to cooperate on the path to UNCTAD–XIII
UNCTAD´s Secretary-General met with senior officials of the Russian Federation Government in Saint Petersburg, identifying numerous opportunities for close cooperation with the Russian Federation.
22/7/2010 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA fully operational in Zarnj/Nimroz Customs House
ASYCUDA Transit and DPS (Import/Export Declaration Processing System) are fully operational (100% DTI) in Zaranj/Nimroz Customs House, on one of the fastest trade growing route located in the South-West of the country.
Please see also the ASYCUDA Implementation Map in "Country Status" section.
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1/7/2010 ASYCUDA NEWSLETTER - The summer 2010 edition discusses specific aspects of e-Customs such as the “electronic valuation declaration”, interviews with key stakeholders such as the Director General of Customs of the Palestinian Authority, a major broker house representative in Caracas, etc. it aims at giving an insight regarding the life of the Programme, - Click here More Info
28/5/2010 UNCTAD ISSUES IN BRIEF - Streamlining Customs: more revenue for Governments, less delay for businesses - Click here
18/5/2010 GIBRALTAR - High-level Seminar on ASYCUDAWorld Project
Mr. Richard Garcia - Chief Secretary, Mr. Dilip D. Tirathdas - Financial Secretary and Ms. Christine Victory - Accountant General, together with representatives of the Treasury have participated in a high-level seminar organised by H.M. Customs Department, the IT & Logistics Department and UNCTAD.
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20/4/2010 GIBRALTAR - ASYCUDAWorld Awareness Session for the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses More Info
8/4/2010 GIBRALTAR - ASYCUDAWorld Awareness Session for the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce More Info
22/4/2009 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld (AW) presented to the Executive Workshop on Electronic Government
AW presentation was followed by a live demo of AW Single Widow capabilities and its support to the effective cooperation between border control agencies.
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8/12/2008 - 12/12/2008 RUSSIAN FEDERATION - UNCTAD Trade Facilitation Mission
A delegation of UNCTAD has visited Moscow to discuss future areas of co-operation on trade facilitation, in the light of UNCTAD XII decisions.
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4/8/2008 - 29/8/2008 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld Training Events
A series of training events and awareness sessions have been organised by the Albanian Customs Administration (ACA), in the preparation for the operational launch nationwide of the ACA AW Transit System.
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16/6/2008 - 20/6/2008 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Telecommunications Training course, organised for the technical members of the ASYCUDA Project Team in the Afghan Customs Department. More Info
5/6/2008 - 6/6/2008 GEORGIA-AZERBAIJAN: Technical meeting on exchange of Customs pre-arrival data
The State Customs Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic kindly hosted a trilateral technical meeting with the Ministry of Finance/State Revenue Service of Georgia and with the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Programme on the automatic exchange of electronic data.
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5/5/2008 - 9/5/2008 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld Technical Training Representatives of the Albanian Customs Administration have participated in the AW Technical training course, organised by UNCTAD at the beginning of the project. More Info
5/5/2008 - 9/5/2008 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld Technical Training
Representatives of the Albanian Customs Administration have participated in the AW Technical training course, organised by UNCTAD at the beginning of the project.
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14/4/2008 - 25/4/2008 ALBANIA - ASYCUDAWorld Functional Training
Representatives of the Albanian Customs Administration have participated in the AW Functional training course, organised by UNCTAD at the beginning of the project.
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10/3/2008 - 20/3/2008 ALBANIA & PALESTINE - Joint ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training
Representatives of the Albanian Customs Administration and of the Palestinian Customs Authority have participated in a joint AW Tehnology Training Course, organised by UNCTAD at the beginning of the two projects.
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5/11/2007 - 8/11/2007 GEORGIA - USAID-funded ASYCUDA Risk-Management Training
Prior to the nationwide implementation of risk-management, scheduled for 01 December 2007, representatives of the Risk Analysis Unit, the Customs Control Department and of the ASYCUDAWorld Project Team in the State Revenue Service have participated in an ASYCUDA Risk-Management Training Course.
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20/8/2007 - 9/10/2007 AFGHANISTAN - Implementation of ASYCUDA++ at the Kabul International Airport
Basic IT Training and ASYCUDA User Training courses are organised for the Customs staff working at the Kabul International Airport.
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5/8/2007 - 2/9/2007 AFGHANISTAN - Implementation of ASYCUDA++ Transit System in Torghondi Customs Office (border with Turkmenistan)
The Customs staff and the Customs brokers operating in the Toghundi Customs Office have been provided with the Basic IT Training. The training courses have been organised in the premises of the Herat Customs House.
On 3 September, the ASYCUDA++ User Training Course has started.
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26/2/2007 - 23/3/2007 GEORGIA - ASYCUDAWorld training of the Georgian Project Team
The ASYCUDAWorld Project Team of the Georgian State Revenue Service (SRS) participated in the ASYCUDAWorld technology, technical and functional training courses organised by UNCTAD in its training premises in Geneva.
This core team will continue the joint work with the UNCTAD team to complete the SRS ASYCUDAWorld prototype in the shortest possible time frame.
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14/2/2007 - 16/2/2007 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA++ Transit System in the 1st transit axis, i.e. Torkham - Jalalabad - Kabul
ASYCUDA Transit System is operational in the 1st transit axis since May 2007. At the request of the importers/exporters operating in the Torkham region a second Customs Brokers' exam was organised by the Customs Department.
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1/2/2007 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA++ Transit System in the 3rd transit axis, i.e. Hairatan - Mazar e Sharif - Kabul
The importers/exporters operating in these regions participate in the exam organised by the Ministry of Finance/Customs Department to obtain the Customs Broker license.
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15/12/2006 - 31/1/2007 AFGHANISTAN - Piloting of ASYCUDA++ DPS in Kabul Customs House
In the process of piloting the ASYCUDA++ Declaration Processing System (DPS) in Kabul Customs House, the Afghan Customs Department Project Team and the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Experts provide the customs officers with the basic IT training and the customs brokers with the training on the operation of the ASYCUDA Customs Broker Module.
More than 25 customs officers and more than 50 customs brokers attended these first training courses.
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17/9/2006 - 21/9/2006 AFGHANISTAN - UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Coordination Mission to Afghanistan. More Info
2/8/2006 - 4/8/2006 AFGHANISTAN - Final review of the Islam Qala Customs Office (border with Iran) prior to the implementation of the ASYCUDA Transit System More Info
6/7/2006 - 7/7/2006 AFGHANISTAN - Official vist to the Torkham Customs Office (border with Pakistan) More Info
19/6/2006 - 21/6/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA mission to the Herat Customs House and the Islam Qala Customs Office (border with Iran) for the implementation of the Transit System on the 2nd axis. More Info
2/5/2006 - 9/5/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA mission to the Torkham Customs Office (border with Pakistan) and the Jalalabad Customs House, concerning the official launch of the ASYCUDA Transit More Info
8/4/2006 - 14/4/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit Training Course for the Customs Brokers in Torkham (border with Pakistan) More Info
13/3/2006 - 16/3/2006 ALBANIA and MACEDONIA - Technical mission on the exchange of data (pre-arrival information) between the Albanian and Macedonian Customs Administrations More Info
8/3/2006 - 9/3/2006 THE NETHERLAND ANTILLES - ASYCUDA Risk-assessment and Selectivity Seminar More Info
18/2/2006 - 2/3/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Training of the Afghan Customs' Local ASYCUDA Implementation Teams More Info
11/2/2006 - 16/2/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Transit Training delivered to the customs brokers in Jalalabad More Info
24/1/2006 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA Presentation to the Ministry of Commerce and trade community More Info
20/1/2006 ALBANIA - 5th ASYCUDA Steering Committee Meeting
19/12/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA operational in Morine Customs Office More Info
16/12/2005 MOLDOVA - Official visit of the Romanian National Customs Authority, ASYCUDAWorld Presentation More Info
12/12/2005 - 14/12/2005 LATVIA - UNCTAD technical assistance mission for the implementation of the new ASYCUDA++ EU Version (1.19) compatible with the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 (SAD). More Info
5/12/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA operational in Lezha Customs Office More Info
21/11/2005 - 28/11/2005 AFGHANISTAN - Visit of the ASYCUDA Project Team to the Indirect Taxation Authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina More Info
20/11/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Fier Customs Office More Info
1/11/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Elbasan Customs Office More Info
24/10/2005 - 28/10/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA Risk-management Training Course for the Intelligence and Anti-smuggling Departments More Info
24/10/2005 - 26/10/2005 ALBANIA - UNCTAD / ASYCUDA Co-ordination mission (Albanian Customs, EU/CAM-A) More Info
16/10/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Kakavia (border with Greece)
19/9/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Kapshtice (border with Greece) More Info
15/9/2005 - 17/9/2005 MOLDOVA - UNCTAD / ASYCUDA Programme co-ordination and technical mission to the Customs Department, Chisinau More Info
12/9/2005 - 14/9/2005 LATVIA - Tax Administration co-ordination and technical mission to UNCTAD / ASYCUDA Programme More Info
5/9/2005 - 7/9/2005 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - ITA (Indirect Tax Authority) co-ordination and technical mission to UNCTAD / ASYCUDA Programme More Info
7/9/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Qafe Thane (border with Macedonia) More Info
18/8/2005 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Vlora Port, Albania More Info
14/6/2005 - 19/6/2005 AFGHANISTAN - ASYCUDA co-ordination and technical mission to Kabul (Ministry of Finance, Customs Headquarters, Kabul Customs House, UNOPS) More Info
1/6/2005 - 14/6/2005 MACEDONIA - ASYCUDAWorld technology training course is organised for the Macedonian Customs Administration in the UNCTAD training premisses in Geneva.
12/5/2005 - 13/5/2005 ROMANIA - Technical meeting on ASYCUDA Ver 1.18 b/c and TARIC, and the ASYCUDA Ver.1.18d (EU version, compatible with the Commission Regulation EC No 2286/2003) More Info
18/4/2005 - 20/4/2005 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - ASYCUDA Technical Workshop More Info
8/12/2004 - 12/12/2004 AFGHANISTAN - UNCTAD mission at the beginning of the project. Several UNCTAD misssions and preparatory activities have been carried out prior to the signature of the Agreement for the implementation of ASYCUDA++. Now, an UNCTAD mission is preparing the organisation of the ASYCUDA technical and functional training courses for the Afghan Customs Project Team.
15/11/2004 - 3/12/2004 LITHUANIA - ASYCUDAWorld training Experts from the Customs Department participate in the AW Technology Training (Level 1) and AW Technical Training courses, organised in the UNCTAD training premises in Geneva.
25/10/2004 - 11/11/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Training The second AW Functional Training (Level 2)for the Department of Customs was organised in the UNCTAD training premisses in Geneva.
14/10/2004 - 21/10/2004 MACEDONIA - ASYCUDA Transit Training An ASYCUDA Transit Training course is planned for the Macedonian Customs in the UNCTAD training premisses in Geneva.
11/10/2004 - 15/10/2004 Third meeting of the COMESA Customs Directors in Mauritius. Presentation of ASYCUDAWorld by the regional Coordinator.
27/9/2004 - 7/10/2004 MACEDONIA - ASYCUDAWorld Training An ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training Course (Module 1) is planned for the Macedonian Customs Department's ASYCUDA Project Team, in the UNCTAD premises in Geneva.
13/9/2004 - 24/9/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training (Module 2) A second ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training Course (Module 2) is organised for the Moldovan Customs Department's ASYCUDA Project Team, in the UNCTAD premises in Geneva.
23/8/2004 - 27/8/2004 MACEDONIA - ASYCUDA Risk-management Training An ASYCUDA Selectivity and Risk-magement training course is organised for the Macedonian Customs in the UNCTAD training premisses in Geneva.
26/7/2004 - 6/8/2004 MACEDONIA - Training in ASYCUDAWorld Technology An ASYCUDAWorld Technology training course (Level 1) is organised for the Macedonian Customs in UNCTAD, Geneva.
5/7/2004 - 9/7/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Functional Training High-level managers of the functional departments within Department of Customs are participating in the ASYCUDAWorld Functional Training course (level 1). The training course is organised in the UNCTAD training premises in Geneva, using the Moldovan version of the ASYCUDAWorld system.
8/7/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Project Co-ordination Meeting The meeting took place in Geneva, with the participation of the Moldovan Customs - Mr G. Varanita - Director of the Customs Computing Centre and ASYCUDA Project Manager, and UNCTAD - Messrs F.Millet, N.Popa, T.David and P.Siman.
23/6/2004 - 29/6/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Technical Training The second ASYCUDAWorld Technical Training course (Level 2) was delivered by UNCTAD in Chisinau, in the newly equipped Training Classroom within the Department of Customs.
6/6/2004 ALBANIA - ASYCUDA fully operational in Durres Port one of the ASYCUDA pilot sites: processing of manifests, customs declarations, warehousing, transit (Durres-Tirana), automatic allocation of customs officers for physical inspection, automatic replication of reference data updated by the Customs HQ and automatic transmission of customs declarations to the Customs HQ for operative and statistical purposes. More Info
26/4/2004 - 30/4/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Technical Training (Level 1 - Foundation) The Technical Project Team of the Department of Customs participated in the ASYCUDAWorld technical course, in the UNCTAD training facilities in Geneva.
29/3/2004 - 9/4/2004 MOLDOVA - ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training Mr Grigore Varanita, Head of Customs Computing Centre, and Mr Serghei Beiu, Head of IT Development Department, participated in the ASYCUDAWorld Technology Training course.
28/11/2003 FIJI - Official opening of the newly refurbished Revenue and Customs house in Suva.
3/11/2003 - 5/11/2003 Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program : “Fifth Southeast Europe Economic Forum - 'Roundtable on Border Crossing problems', Sofia.
8/10/2003 - 10/10/2003 WCO Information Technology Conference : “Information Technology for Customs in Africa, catalyst for development?”, Johannesburg, South Africa.
29/7/2002 - 29/7/2002 IBM white paper on the future of Informix More Info
20/11/2001 Launch of UNCTAD E-Commerce and Development Report 2001
25/10/2001 ASYCUDA++ client now compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP
15/9/2001 Visit of President Khatami to ASYCUDA++ site of Mehrabad International Airport (IRAN)
10/7/2001 Human Development Report 2001 "Making New Technologies Work for Human Development"
14/5/2001 - 20/5/2001 Third United Nations Conference on the Least-Developed Countries Brussels
17/5/2001 World Telecommunications Day (pdf file)
Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations
10/5/2001 WTO workshop on technical assistance and Capacity Building in trade facilitation (MS Word file)
6/12/2000 - 8/12/2000 Conference on E-Business & Services: Trade & Investment in the Digital Age. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
13/11/2000 - 16/11/2000 Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council 23rd Annual Conference, Trinidad
12/10/2000 Release of The Least Developed Countries Report, 2000 by UNCTAD
3/10/2000 Release of the World Investment Report, 2000 by UNCTAD
19/9/2000 Release of the "World Economic Outlook" by IMF
5/6/2000 - 7/6/2000 Summit of the Americas, Miami, USA. pictures
30/5/2000 - 31/5/2000 Round Table on Electronic Commerce & Development for the Least Developed Countries, Kathmandu, Nepal
19/1/2000 The United Nations wants to hear your ideas!
7/9/1999 - 13/9/1999 APEC Meetings in New Zealand.
1/7/1999 - 2/7/1999 3rd Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM3), Apia, Samoa.
30/6/1999 Message from the founder of the ASYCUDA Programme
1/6/1999 Photos from the WCO Customs Co-Operation Council

Press Articles
10/7/2013 UK/GIBRALTAR - Afghan Ministry of Finance and Customs visit Gibraltar (GBC News); Visit of Afghan Ministry of Finance and Customs Officials to H.M. Customs Gibraltar (VOX); Afghan delegation in Gib Customs (Gibraltar Chronicle)
12/5/2013 SRI LANKA - Automation, the key to effective trading
26/2/2013 GIBRALTAR - Gibraltar Yacht Clearance Further Simplified
26/2/2013 ARUBA - ASYCUDA a start
25/2/2013 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Trinidad and Tobago moves to improve "ease of doing business"
2/12/2012 SRI LANKA - www.nation.lk : Zero time clearance with e-customs
1/12/2012 FIJI - thejetnewspaper.com : FRCA hosts regional review
22/11/2012 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Asycuda, online shopping ease port congestion
8/10/2012 - 11/10/2012 UK/GIBRALTAR - Customs launches electronic clearance system for yachts (GBC News) ; Gibraltar to launch new yacht customs entry system (IBI News)
31/8/2012 - 31/8/2012 UK/GIBRALTAR - H.M. Customs Department Gibraltar in ozone action technology move (Gibraltar Chronicle)
29/2/2012 UGANDA - www.busiweek.com : East Africa: Regional Customs Experts Meet Over Centralised Revenue System
13/2/2012 RWANDA - www.busiweek.com : Rwanda IT to ease customs
10/2/2012 RWANDA - www.coastweek.com : Electronic Single Window launched in Rwanda to ease cross-border checking burden
10/2/2012 SIERRA LEONE - www.sierraexpressmedia.com : Koroma’s approach on macro economic stability
8/2/2012 GRENADA - grenadaworld.com : Customs divisions launch declaration, selectivity, and accounting modules of Asycuda-World
3/11/2011 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - www.newsday.co.tt : Customs Division declares electronic import forms
15/7/2011 GRENADA - www.grenadaworld.com : Presentation on ASYCUDA World, a dynamic tool that uses web based technology that will revolutionize the way business is transacted by Customs and traders in Grenada
6/5/2011 DOMINICA - The www.dominicavibes.dm : ASYCUDA World system might allow persons to receive small packages in Post Office boxes
21/3/2011 SIERRA LEONE - The www.awoko.org : Govt. sets Le 1.156 trillion target for NRA
10/2/2011 SIERRA LEONE - The sierraexpressmedia.com : Sierra Leone making progress in taxation
20/1/2011 TURKS & CAICOS - Big changes underway in Customs.
29/12/2010 JORDAN - Zawya : Jordan, Saudi Arabia discuss Customs E-linking Project
15/12/2010 SIERRA LEONE - The Exclusive Press Newspaper : ASYCUDA To Go Beyond Freetown
29/11/2010 MONTSERRAT - Trulycaribbean.net : ASYCUDA World launched by Montserrat Customs today
6/11/2010 GENEVA - The Financial : IRU pushes to further secure and expand TIR
15/10/2010 SIERRA LEONE - Sierra Express Media : NRA impresses President Koroma.
14/10/2010 MONTSERRAT - TrulyCarribean.net : Shippers and brokers receive ASYCUDA World Customs Training.
11/10/2010 SIERRA LEONE - Sierra Express Media : Strengthening our tax obligations.
2/10/2010 LIBERIA - The Liberian Connection - Africa : Let's give Government credit where it's due!
13/8/2010 MONTSERRAT - Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council : Customs and Excise department will be implementing ASYCUDA World as part of its modernization programme.
2/8/2010 GRENADA - Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council : Grenada Customs & Excise Division Launches ASYCUDA World Project.
2/8/2010 GIBRALTAR - B2B - The voice of Gibraltar business : New ASYCUDA system a boon for traders.
13/4/2010 SWAZILAND - Times of Swaziland : The Department of Customs and Excise intends to stop accepting the manual system of commercial declaration of goods at the points of entry by July 1, 2010.
15/2/2010 GIBRALTAR - In Touch / Magazine of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses: HM Customs Upgrade. More Info
26/1/2010 SIERRA LEONE - cocorioko.net : Tanu Jalloh, President of Sierra Leone Importers Association, said the “suspicion” and “distrust” between Customs and Importers will now end with the introduction of the computer-based ASYCUDA programme.
20/1/2010 CAMEROON - All Africa : Budget Execution - Four-fold Objectives to Stimulate Growth.
18/1/2010 AFGHANISTAN - UNAMA website : Strengthening Afghan Customs management.
14/1/2010 TANZANIA - The Citizen : The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has introduced an automated system for tracking tax exemptions.
26/12/2009 TUNISIA - Le Temps: SINDA 2010 or less delays and less papers, decreased costs and better controls
9/12/2009 Sierra Express Media NRA, key to government’s Agenda for Change.
2/12/2009 Saint Lucia - Customs department seeks to reduce transactions cost and time through new web-based application.
1/12/2009 Sierra Express Media - NRA’s ASYCUDA Out this Week!
26/11/2009 TUNISIA - Le Temps: SINDA 2010 or the paperless environment for foreign trade operations
13/11/2009 dominica.gov.dm - ASYCUDA world programme moves one step further towards being fully implemented in Dominica
4/11/2009 All.Africa.com - The Bureau of Customs and Excise will on Monday launch ASYCUDA Liberia software pilot project initiated by the Department of Revenues at the Finance Ministry. According to the Ministry, the launching ceremony of ASYCUDA Software System is intended to fully automate customs processes and to improve its service delivery to the public, will take place at the one-stop-shop at the Freeport Customs collection in Monrovia.
2/11/2009 Sierra Express Media - Commissioner General Allieu Sesay talked about infrastructural reforms done in the guise of automating the tax collection system in the country wherein the agency is aiming at reducing the drudgery and contact between tax collecting officers and tax payers. “That is why we are introducing the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDa) to ensure that all transactions in the country’s tax collecting system are carried out electronically and that will be launched by the end of the year” the CG told Sierra Express.
31/10/2009 Tehran times - Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year, five customs offices have been equipped with the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA). By equipping all the operating customs offices with the ASYCUDA, the need for referrals by clients will decrease by 80 percent.
28/10/2009 www.priu.gov.lk - Sri Lanka Customs is to implement the ASYCUDA World (AW) System which is the latest UNCTAD ASYCUDA software from next year.
28/10/2009 Daily News - Sri Lanka Customs will implement the ASYCUDA World (AW) System which is the latest UNCTAD ASYCUDA software from January 1, Customs Director General S.A.C.S.W Jayathilake said at the introductory seminar on AW at Cinamon Lakeside Hotel yesterday.
19/10/2009 leadershipnigeria.com - The Nigeria Customs Service yesterday flagged off a new regime of cargo clearance at the nation's ports and border posts. The new clearance regime, according to the Comptroller-General, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, was introduced in order to maximize revenue collection, boost transparency and speedy clearance of goods.
9/10/2009 newtimes.co.rw - Clearing agents hail the software adapted in Rwandan customs to speed up the clearance of goods and reduce delays in deliveries to customers.
30/9/2009 All.Africa.com - Liberia MOF Asycuda Project Donates Computers to Business Groups. The Automated System of Custom Data (ASYCUDA) project of the Bureau of Custom at the Ministry of Finance has donated two sets of computer each to three business groups and a custom collectorate in the country.
30/9/2009 www.vanduardngr.com - Tincan Port Customs generates N90bn in 3rd qtr. The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated the sum of N90 billion at end of the third quarter (July-September) of the this year, just as it confiscated 16 containers containing banned items.
28/9/2009 Dominica Online - ASYCUDA World manifest module launched by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that the launching of Asycuda World Cargo Manifest Module at the customs will help improve the climate for doing business here and improve Dominica’s trade competitiveness.
13/3/2009 Vanuatu Daily Post - Vanuatu Customs and Inland Revenue exceeds revenue target by Vatu 1 Billion (USD8.5Million) More Info
15/1/2009 DOMINICA - "Reform at Dominica customs and excise division enters new phase" www.Caribbeannetnews.com
20/4/2007 CAMBODIA - "Cash No Longer Accepted for Import Tax at Ports", The Cambodia Daily More Info
2/11/2006 TANZANIA - "TRA to Host the UNCTAD ASYCUDA Regional Centre", The Guardian More Info
18/10/2006 MOLDOVA - A Modernized Customs Trade Facility System (World Bank website)
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12/10/2006 Cambodge Soir - Vers l'informatisation du service des douanes More Info
1/11/2005 NEW CALEDONIA - "With ASYCUDA, Customs Succeeds in the Automation Gamble", Nouvelle Calédonie (article in French) More Info
7/10/2005 TANZANIA - Announcement of the installation of the ASYCUDA++ system at the port of Dar es Salaam following the success of the pilot site at Dar es Salaam Intl. Airport More Info
16/9/2005 MOLDOVA - “ASYCUDAWorld Information System Officially Launched in Moldova’s Customs Service”, Moldpres News Agency (16 September 2005) More Info
2/8/2005 MOLDOVA - “Customs System to Be Commissioned Before November 1”, Moldova Today (2 August 2005) More Info
17/4/2005 "New computerized IRC customs cearance system", Weekend National (Papua New Guinea), 17 April 2005 More Info
5/1/2005 "TRA Chief Upbeat on New Clearance System", Daily News (Tanzania), 5 Jan 2005. More Info
7/12/2004 "ASYCUDA Arrives on 1st January", Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes 7/12/04. Article in French. More Info
2/12/2004 "Customs Declarations Automated by 1st January 2005", Article in Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes 2/12/04. More Info
1/10/2004 "Statistical sources on Timor-East: What! Where?", Boletim Económico, October 2004.
Article in Portuguese on page 8.
Excerpt translated to English:
"Beyond the information on prices, the DNE also divulges, in collaboration with the National Customs Department of our country, the information on our international trade. Its quality increased significantly from October 2003, when they started to be provided with information from the the ASYCUDA programs, that counts on the support of the PNUD. Some problems with the quality of the collected information have been overcome recently and today we can count on credible information in this essential domain of the information on the national economy."
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1/3/2004 “Efficient Service from Revamped Finance Ministry Takes Lebanese by Surprise”, Choices, March 2004
29/1/2004 Article from Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes: Dédouanement informatisé: c'est pour bientôt More Info
25/10/2003 Article from magazine "Jeunes Afrique - L'intelligent" 19-25 october 2003 (nb 2232) More Info
1/9/2003 Bangladesh ASYCUDA ++ Migration Project Update (September) More Info
31/5/2003 The Financial Express, Dhaka, Bangladesh: "Customs Embraces Partial E-Government" More Info
1/3/2003 Bangladesh ASYCUDA ++ Migration Project Update More Info
14/2/2003 - 14/2/2003 The Fiji Times: Cabinet eyes world trade
4/2/2003 - 4/2/2003 Fiji's, Suva North Rotary Club Members applaud ASYCUDA (refer also to The Fiji Times: Cabinet eyes world trade)
15/1/2003 Fiji - January 2003 - "REVIEW" More Info
18/2/2002 "New system boost for Customs", Fiji, Daily Post
9/11/2001 'Customs-built for speed' : Fiji Customs Director General (The Fiji Times)
29/7/2001 ASYCUDA to be Expanded Further: FM (The Kathmandu Post)
30/3/2001 Trade Facilitation (Trade Forum)
30/3/2001 T&I Statistics (Trade Forum)
5/12/2000 Automating Customs Worldwide (The Star)
25/6/1999 Developing countries 'face Y2K trade problems (Financial Times)