Customs automation - ASYCUDA

The UNCTAD Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) is an integrated customs management system for international trade and transport operations in a modern automated environment.

Advanced software applications are designed and developed for customs administrations and the trade community to comply with international standards when fulfilling import, export and transit related procedures.

Through its ASYCUDA programme, UNCTAD aims at:

  • Modernizing customs operations and helping to improve revenue collection

  • Facilitating trade efficiency and competitiveness by substantially reducing transaction time and costs

  • Improving security by streamlining procedures of cargo control, transit of goods and clearance of goods

  • Helping fight corruption by enhancing the transparency of transactions

  • Promoting sustainable development by cutting down on the use of paper, through the use of electronic transactions and documents

ASYCUDA newsletters

ASYCUDA Newsletter (April 2020)
UNCTAD/DTL/ASYCUDA/INF/2020/2 - 15 May 2020
ASYCUDA Newsletter (August 2019)
UNCTAD/DTL/ASYCUDA/INF/2019/1 - 02 Sep 2019
ASYCUDA Newsletter (January 2019)
UNCTAD/DTL/ASYCUDA/MISC/2019/1 - 01 Jan 2019

Studies and reports

ASYCUDA Annual Report 2020
UNCTAD/DTL/ASYCUDA/MISC/2021/2 - 08 Sep 2021
Adapting the use of Asycuda World to the Covid-19 Situation:
Guidelines to Customs Administrations
UNCTAD/DTL/ASYCUDA/INF/2020/1 - 09 Apr 2020