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Software eases work

Ropate Valemei
Friday, February 01, 2013

THE Custom department at the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority is maintaining its National database for all importers, exporters, custom brokers and agents.

The ASYCUDA —Automated System for Customs Data — is a program the authority use to better their service delivery in calculating duty tax for cargoes from international vessels.

The customs automation software was developed by UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and is used by 90 countries in the world.

Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu were part of a three-year AusAID/UNCTAD-funded ASYCUDA project in 1998.

National manager revenue collection-custom Division, Goundar Sami Kumar said ASYCUDA was reliable in its calculation and processes.

Mr Kumar said it carried out software installation, budget amendments, company registration and the registration of importers code.

The authority will also celebrate International Custom Day today.

As a member of the World Customs Organisation, the authority has dedicated 2013 to the promotion of innovation with the slogan 'Innovation for Customs Progress'.

WCO members and their partners will have the opportunity to promote innovative ideas and practices that they have implemented.





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