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Customs Automation

Prospects for Paperless Logistics B2G Interaction

By Advantum


Customs automation appears to be part of the wider Customs reform process that many countries worldwide have been implementing. This is against the background of driving efficiencies in Customs cargo processing, managing risks and protecting revenues. In recent times, Customs Authorities across the region have been upgrading their processes with the use of technology. In some jurisdictions, improvements are in the form of replacing paper based processes, while in others, this is by way of strengthening their technology platforms.

Countries in the region such as Trinidad & Tobago, St. Kitts and Haiti have already started the improvement in their Customs technology. So far, most jurisdictions have been implementing the Automated Systems for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World application developed by the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which incorporates international best practices.

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