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1 UTILISING THE GRENADA CUSTOMS & EXCISE DEPARTMENT ASYCUDA WORLD SYSTEM “Protecting Caribbean Borders from Illegal Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances” (ODS) TRADE WORK SHOP Grenada 2013 PRESENTED BY :Rene Parkes(GCED-NOU)

2 ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC IMPORT LICENCING MODULE:(BASED ON ASYCUDA)  TRANSITIONING  IMPLEMENTATION  CHALLENGES  BENEFITS

3 Automated SYstems for CUstoms Data

4  A computerised Customs Management System which covers most foreign trade procedures –  Declarations  Accounting Procedures  Transit & Suspense Procedures

5  ASYCUDA SOFTWARE WAS DEVELOPED IN GENEVA BY UNCTAD IN 1981.

6  IT WAS A REQUEST FROM ECOWAS, TO ASSIST IN THE COMPILATION OF FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS.

7 THERE ARE FOUR VERSIONS IN EXISTENCE:  VER. 1,  VER. 2,  ASYCUDA ++,  ASYCUDA WORLD.

8  A VERSION OF ASYCUDA IS BEING USED IN OVER 90 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE AND 23 IN THE AMERICAS.

9  FACILITATION OF TRADE

10  STRENGTHENING OF CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONAL CAPACITY

11  THROUGH THE USE OF MODERN AND RELIABLE SYSTEMS.

12 ASYCUDA IN GRENADA

13  Live processing of Declarations started in March/April of 1992.

14  THE ACCOUNTING MODULE WAS ACTIVATED IN OCTOBER OF THE SAME YEAR.

15  THE DEPARTMENT MIGRATED TO VER. 2 (2.7) IN 1996/97.

16 ◉ OPERATING SYSTEM-PROLOGUE. ◉ PCS-(3)PCS.221MB ◉ One(1)line runner card. ◉ Dumb-Terminals(6).

17  NEW OPERATING SYSTEM-UNIX.  HARDWARE: TWO(2) SERVERS,(7)PCS.  ONE INTERCONNECTIVITY SWITCH/BLACK BOX. ??

18 UUNIX TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS(LOCAL). UUNIX TRAINING FOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS(LOCAL). AADVANCE UNIX TRAINING(OVERSEAS).

19 Larger servers (Utilizing the scsi system SCSI ( Small Computer System Interface )). Greater storage capacity. Faster processing time. HARDWARE UPGRADE:

20 HARWARE CHANGES (Hurricane Ivan /Emily). THREE(3) SERVERS-(i)Main297GB & (ii) Backup & (iii)Client Server Machine. Sixteen(16) PCs- EPU( ASYCUDA) including cashiers. Five (5) Okidata printers(Dot matrix).

21  RELOADED ASYCUDA VERSION 2.7 IN DECEMBER  RESTARTED LIVE OPERATIONS MARCH  INTRODUCED LIVE OPERATIONS IN OUTSTATIONS (GRENVILLE AND CARRIACOU) ON STANDALONE SYSTEMS UNTIL THE ADVENT OF ASYCUDA WORLD.

22  INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW TARIFF JAN 2010(BASED ON THE HS 2007), WITH 364 CHANGES MADE TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM,WITH GREATER EMPHASIS ON MANY FOCUS AREAS: E.g. OZONE DEPLETING PRODUCTS(ODS’S)

23  INTRODUCTION OF VAT

24 ASYCUDA WORLD PROJECT

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26 PROJECT WAS LAUNCHED IN GRENADA 30 TH JUNE 2010

27 JULY 28 TH 2011

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30 DECLARATION AND ACCOUNTING MODULE TRAINING OCTOBER APRIL 2012

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35 LIVE OPERATIONS AT NEW ONE STOP SHOP FACILITY AT PORT OF ST.GEORGE APRIL 16 TH 2012

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37 LICENCE -MODULE

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39 LICENCELICENCE SCHEDULE

40 DECLARATION WORKFLOW

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46 UNCTAD (UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT) [DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY & LOGISTICS]

47 BASIC e-Document

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49 CUSTOMISED BY TECH TEAM OF USER COUNTRY.

50 LICENCE MANUAL DEVELOPED AND DESIGNED BY PROJECT TEAM OF USER COUNTRY.

51 TESTING ON TRAINING SERVER AND FINAL UPLOAD TO LIVE SERVER FOR USE.

52 (FOR ODS IMPORTS) CERTIFICATE OF PRE-APPROVALOF INVOICE +

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54 SPECIALIZE TRAINING SESSION FOR MINISTRY OF TRADE STAFF.(GRENADA CUSTOMS RESPONSIBILITY).

55 RE-SENSITIZING TRADERS (Ministry Of Trade Responsibility).

56 TELEVISION PROGRAMMES: (“DAY BREAK”) & (“GIS”) MORNING ”).

57 LIVE ONLINE APPLICATION FOR e-IMPORT LICENCE: DECEMBER 3 RD 2012

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59 1. LENGTHY APPROVAL TIMES.

60 2. APPLICANTS USING INCORRECT IMPORTER’S CODES.

61 3. APPLICANTS USING INCORRECT CLASSIFICATION.

62 4. ITEMS PRESENT IN SCHEDULE BUT NOT ON THE LIST AND VICE VERSA.

63 5. APPLICANTS USING INCORRECT COUNTRY OF ORIGIN VS THAT ON THE CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM.

64 6. APPLICANTS APPLYING AFTER GOODS HAVE ARRIVED WITHIN THE COLONY.

65 7. APPLICANTS NOT ATTACHING THEIR INVOICES OR ORDER FORMS.

66 8. APPLICANTS ATTACHING INVOICE WHICH DOES NOT MATCH THE ITEM ON APPLICATION.

67 9.UNWANTED SYSTEMS ERRORS.

68 10. FAULTY REPORTING BY APPLICANTS.

69 11. e-DOCUMENT LEGISLATION (NOT YET PASSED).

70 1. REDUCED TRANSPORTATION COST. 2. REDUCED CLEARANCE TIMES. 3. REDUCED OVERALL COST OF DOING BUSINESS.

71 4. IMPROVED BUSINESS CLIMATE AS OPERATIONS ARE STREAMED-LINED WITH BEST PRACTICE. 5. BENCH-MARK FOR OTHER COUNTRIES. 6. SINGLE-WINDOW CATALYST.

72 5441 e-IMPORT LICENCES HAVE BEEN APPROVED SUCCESSFULLY BY THE MINISTY OF TRADE !

73 ACCESSING ASYCUDA WORLD GRENADA:   asycuda.customs.gov.gd  PORTAL ACCESSACCESS

74 THANK YOU Contact: Website: asycuda.customs.gov.gd Phone no: / /40 Fax: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight” Proverbs 3:5-6 [NIV]

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