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ASYCUDAWorld has now been implemented at Punta Gorda and Big Creek since June and August 2010 respectively Phillip Goldson International Airport since May 2011, Belize City in September 2011, Benque Viejo Customs Station since July 2012 and Santa Elena Customs Station since August 2012. The Belize City rollout facilitates Vehicle Clearances, Customs Simplified Declarations, and most other types of importations which includes Transits, Transhipments, FCL importations, LCL importations, and most duty-exempted cargo.

Pharmaceutical importation which are normally exmepted by "Medicine Book" exemptions will continue to be cleared using ASYCUDA 2.7 until ASYCUDAWorld development to support this type of importation is completed. Private warehousing facilitation in ASYCUDAWorld has begun and all Private Warehouse operators have been invited to update their current inventory to the sytem while Bonding Declarations for cargo manifested in ASYCUDAWorld are being submitted on line.

Airline Carrier agents, Consolidators and Couriers, and Customs Brokers and have been trained and online manifest for Airlines, as well as air cargo Customs Declarations has been operational since 2010.

The Business Community and Importers have been instructed to pay their duties and taxes at commercial banks throughout Belize to ensure proper collection. ASYCUDAWorld has now been developed further to facillitate payment of duties and taxes directly to its Accounting Module via bank payments. Select banks have chosen to utilize this feature as part of their banking strategy to more efficiently serve customers through a strengthened technological approach.
Customs has been able to include credit card machines at Headquarters in Belize City, the Port of Belize in Belize City, the Phillip Goldson International Airport (Passenger and Cargo), Benque Viejo Border Station (Cargo), and Santa Elena Border Station (Passenger and Cargo) for duty payment to facillitate those Importers or Passengers who may wish to pay their duties and taxes via credit card.
Where the processing of passengers is concerned, the installation of credit card machines and other equipment was a necessary pre-requisite to usher in the processing of Passenger baggage in ASYCUDAWorld, the development of whcih is very near completion.

Customs Department has for many years acted as a regulating agent for other Government entities and has performed agency duties for these bodies. One of the main principles of ASYCUDAWorld is to ensure the participation of all stakeholders through the use of Direct Trader Input. Government bodies have begun to in the clearance and statistical processes of ASYCUDAWOrld with the recent inclusion of the Belize Trade and Investment Development (BELTRAIDE) which have begun to interact with ASYCUDAWorld for the purposes of BELTRAIDE exemptions granted to certain importations. This level of interaction means that this Government Agency will personally manage and regulate the approval of exemptions that they grant to Importers.
Likewise, other Government financial bodies such as the Central Bank of Belize, the Accountant General, along with Commercial Banks, will access ASYCUDAWorld for the purposes of Foreign Currency Control. Others such as the General Sales Tax Department (GST), Department of the Environment (DOE), Forestry Department, the Belize Bureau of Standards, and Statistical Institute of Belize have begun interaction with ASYCUDAWorld in a statistical capacity. These interactions are exepcted to evolve as the way these bodies utilize trade data will undoubtedly develop.

Customs has been able to banks throughout Belize to ensure proper collection. ASYCUDAWorld has now been developed further to facillitate payment of duties and taxes directly to its Accounting Module via bank payments. Select banks have chosen to utilize this feature as part of their banking strategy to more efficiently serve customers through a strengthened technological approach.

The basic requirement for connecting to the Customs Information System is a JAVA enabled computer (JRE version 1.6.0_17) with Internet access. Oracle, the current developers of Java and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) has issued a notification regarding a recent compromise of security vulnerabilities of the older JAVA versions by hackers. It is advisable that that all end-users download and upgrade to the latest version of JAVA for the purposes of accessing ASYCUDAWorld. See the advisory from Oracle here and other relating articles here. Of course more memory and a faster computer make access much easier and enjoyable. Any Browser can be used, such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Customs is currently running ASYCUDAWorld on a new 64-Bit System that should bring speedier access to the application, as well as upgrading Internet bandwidth.

To assist with any queries that endusers may need to have addressed regarding ASYCUDAWorld, all queries should now be addressed to (501) 602-7783 which is the phone number for the newly re-instated Help Desk which is now presided over by Customs Assistant I, Mr. Gilbert Gordon who will receive technical assistance from the Project Team and subsequently communicate the results of all queries to respective end-users.

To facilitate the continued development of ASYCUDAWorld to meet national standards and roll-out schedules, the Project Team will not be available for direct contact regarding issues and queries, and the Help Desk should be utilized for that purpose.

All CarrierAgents, Consolidators and Couriers are hereby informed that the new standardized Manifest Amendment Request form is now online for submitting official manifest amendment requests. Access the DOWNLOADS page or the downloads link below to find the Manifest Amendment Request Form in both MS Word versions 2003 and 2007. These forms are editable to allow cargo agents to enter the details of their manifest amendment request which then be delivered to the Customs Shipping Section for approval or sent via email to customs.surveyor.bz@gmail.com at the Shipping Section.
Inside PROJECT DOCUMENTS, there is a list of eight sample manifest amendment request that goes over different scenarios for which cargo agents would normally submit a manifest amendment request. Please look them over to get the format in which the request is to be filled out in each case.

Inside DOWNLOADS, there forms available for downloading that range from User Account applications to In-bound cargo Forms to Vehicle Valuation forms.
These forms are also in Word format for downloading and entering information.

Information on the progress of the Reform and Modernization Project will continue to be available on this site.

 

 

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