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Frequently Ask Questions
The system can be accessed for clearing imported consignments at automated ports by importer(s) that request and obtain access to ASYCUDA World (the automated used by Customs), or use an approved licensed broker with access to ASYCUDA. Authorized LRA and Customs officers also have access to the system.
All bills pertaining customs declarations made by importers or their agents are stored electronically at automated Customs ports or manually at Customs ports not automated. The importer may request LRA Customs to retrieve the declaration and payment record.
About ASYCUDA World?
ASYCUDA is a computerised customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures. The system handles manifests and customs declarations, accounting procedures, transit and suspense procedures. It generates trade data that can be used for statistical economic analysis. The ASYCUDA software is developed in Geneva by UNCTAD.
ASYCUDA takes into account the international codes and standards developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), WCO (World Customs Organization), eg. Data Model, and the United Nations. It can be configured to suit the national characteristics of individual Customs regimes, National Tariff & legislation. ASYCUDA provides Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between traders and Customs using prevailing standards such as XML.