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UNECE – SECOND INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON TRADE FACILITATION – 14 & 15 May 2003 –GENEVA (Workshop On Technical Issues in Trade Facilitation) “Using ICT Standards.

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1 UNECE – SECOND INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON TRADE FACILITATION – 14 & 15 May 2003 –GENEVA (Workshop On Technical Issues in Trade Facilitation) “Using ICT Standards to Advance Trade Facilitation:the Royal Malaysian Customs Experience” Siti Aminah Abdullah (Mrs) Deputy Director of Customs

2 Role of Customs in Trade Facilitation Collection & generation of duties Protection of society Promotion of industries The only non-discretionary factor in the international trade cycle Simplify, harmonize, automate Use of ICT standards

3 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Rec. 25 of UN/ECE (use of UN/EDIFACT): Since 1994 (Customs Information System & EDI Interface) Both public-public and public-private CUSREP, CUSCAR, CUSDEC, CUSRES, CREADV, PAYORD, PAYMUL, CREMUL, SANCRT Between 75 to 100% of transactions at major ports, airports and customs stations Nationwide integration by end of 2003

4 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Rec. 25 of UN/ECE (use of UN/EDIFACT): Asia Region Customs Data Exchange Project: Regional EDIFACT Message Specifications Data exchange between Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia (Import & Export CUSDEC) Selected products For enforcement purposes

5 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Rec. 25 of UN/ECE (use of UN/EDIFACT): Payment of duties via Electronic Funds Transfer Gate Control System with port and terminal operators Out-bound CUSDEC with other government agencies (eg. Statistics Dept.) “Paperless” Environment Web-based Control Files

6 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Rec. 26 of UN/ECE (commercial use of Interchange Agreements for EDI): Signed between traders and customs Mostly comply with Model Interchange Agreement Started EDI before Model Interchange Agreement in place

7 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Malaysian TIGeR E-Logistics Project (Phase 1): (implemented) E & E Sector (Intel & Dell) – competitiveness Forwarders, air cargo, selected customs stations Web-based software (e-Declare) via internet XML format Reduction in processing steps (from 10 to 4)

8 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Malaysian TIGeR E-Logistics Project (Phase 2): (under trial) RosettaNet compliant (3B18 PIP) Involving shippers, Dell, Intel, forwarders, customs 80% of declaration info comes via RosettaNet PIP; 20% data entry by forwarders Minimum human intervention

9 USE OF ICT STANDARDS ebXML Pilot Project: Participation in ebXML Asia Committee (eAC) Invoices from consignors/forwarders/exporters Evaluating ebXML solution providers Fully paperless environment (electronic declarations & electronic invoices)

10 USE OF ICT STANDARDS Participate in works of WC0: Customs Data Model Unique Consignment Identifier Security initiatives: 2 CSI pending ports (Port Klang & Tanjung Pelepas) Discussion with US Customs underway 24-hr rule By October 2003

11 CONCLUSION TRADE FACILITATION: Simplification – rationalise procedures Harmonisation Automation & ICT standards Speeding up flows of goods Malaysian Customs experience Thank you


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