FRCA launches ASYCUDA world system
Taylor Joe & Akosita Talei
July 2, 2015 6:20 pm
A customs automated system known as the ASYCUDA WORLD has been launched by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority in Suva yesterday.
The system is the largest technical assistance program by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
The computerized customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures.
The system handles manifests and customs declarations, accounting procedures, and transit and suspense procedures.
Speaking at the launch Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has welcomed the new system and says it will help the regulatory agencies at a national and in the international level.
This is in terms of intelligence gathering as its critical in this day and age.
“Whether it pertains to smuggling, whether it pertains to terrorism or any types of transnational crime whether indeed as you’ve seen with the full potential it can reach is that we can relate to things in terms of bio security for the country in terms of allowing prohibited goods or stopping prohibited goods from coming into the country.”
Today, Fiji joins 64 other countries in the world which has migrated to ASYCUDA World and is one of the few countries that has fully implemented the system.