Customs’ move to ASYCUDA World postponed to June


To help in discharging all these core functions, the customs division uses a Data Processing System (Software) known as ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data).

Currently, the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC) is using ASYCUDA ++ version but in June 2013 SRC will be migrating to ASYCUDA World. The memorandum of understanding for this project was signed on September 15, 2011 by Seychelles and the secretary general of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).

What are the main features of the ASYCUDA?

ASYCUDA helps to streamline the operational objectives of customs clearance and eliminate the needs of human intervention during operation, taking into account the usage of the international codes and standard developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). Generally, the ASYCUDA system helps to make revenue collection more efficient and reduces both the clearing time and administrative burden on the trading community. It also generates trade data that can be used for statistical economics analysis.

What are the benefits of the ASYCUDA World to customs division and the traders?
SRC recognises that good service delivery is important and must always strive for excellence.  The goal of implementing ASYCUDA World is to improve both quality of service provided by customs to the general public and the business community. The customs division wants to improve on its delivery and efficiency of its daily activities to it clients. 

ASYCUDA World is a versatile and portable system and is internet-based, which means it can be hooked/ connected with other systems and/or other equipment. The general features of the system that will benefit both customs and traders are:

• Trade facilitation and shorter clearance time of imported goods:

The system can manage all type of procedures, such as import and export, as well as other customs regimes, taking into account international codes, norms and standards. The shipping agents will be able to upload electronic manifest online to enable the automatic acquittal of manifest upon release of goods.

• Enhance communication between customs and other stakeholders:

It can provide for the exchange of electronic data between customs and other stakeholders such as banks and other government agencies.

•  Introduction of E-Signature:

The clearing agent will be able to digitally sign a Bill of Entry declaration online with scanned supporting documents.

• Less paper work transaction:

With ASYCUDA World, customs and trader transactions can be handled via the internet. This will eliminate the need to carry paper during commercial transactions because once the declaration has been registered onto the customs server together with supporting documents that can be electronically attached, the processing can start immediately, hence providing a faster clearing time.

For more information
You can contact Seychelles Revenue Commission on 4293737 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at the following address: Seychelles Revenue commission, PO Box 50, Orion Mall, Victoria.


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