State Customs Service of Turkmenistan started from January 1 the full scale implementation of the electronic goods declaration system on ASYCUDA World integrated customs information system at all of its customs offices, according to the customs service’s official website.
Within the framework of the signed project agreement on technical cooperation on the implementation of the ASYCUDA World integrated customs information system between the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), an active phased implementation of the electronic goods declaration system is being implemented in all customs authorities.
In this regard, a seminar for customs inspectors, with the participation of UNCTAD representatives, was organized in the customs authorities of Ashgabat. This seminar was aimed at training on the process of working with customs declarations in the ASYCUDA World information system, taking into account the features of the new procedure for filing, registering and issuing a customs declaration.
The customs transit subsystems have already been successfully introduced, and a pilot project of customs declaration during export has already been launched in customs offices of the country. After successful testing of this module, on December 1, a pilot project of all modes in an integrated system has started operating.
The Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) is a computerized system designed by the UNCTAD to administer a country's customs. ASYCUDA has evolved over three generations, ASYCUDA World being the latest update. The system has been installed or is being implemented in over 90 countries, territories and regions.