ASYCUDA (Automated SYstem for CUstoms Data – automated system for customs data processing) is a computerised customs management system. The ASYCUDA software was developed by the UNCTAD, in Geneva, based on the requests of the member states wanting to ensure relevant import/export statistics. Currently, the system is used in over 80 countries and regions. The ASYCUDA system for customs data processing is used in the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, and Slovakia.
The third version of the system, ASYCUDA++, is used in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The version used in Bosnia and Herzegovina is specific for being functional in three languages (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) and two scripts (Latin and Cyrillic). The system has been operational in inland customs offices and at border crossing points since 2002. It has been used by the internal users (ITA staff), as well as by external users (freight forwarders, audit and inspection authorities).
The system configuration was tailored to the ITA requirements and it ensures application of customs procedures in force, customs tariff and other legal provisions relevant to implementation of certain customs procedures. The IT Department staff makes all changes to the system configuration, also providing timely technical and user support to all system users.
The introduction of the ASYCUDA system in Bosnia and Herzegovina allows for the following: electronic submission of customs and transit declarations (DTI – Direct Trader Input), application of selectivity in import/export procedures, electronic discharge of transit declarations, automated discharge of customs duty payments, updated statistics, speed-up of customs clearance procedure, facilitations in movement of goods and passengers.