ASYCUDAWorld has been fully implemented at all major Customs Offices and Border Stations around Belize. The deployment of the system now facilitates almost all Customs procedures which include Vehicle Clearances, Customs Simplified Declarations, Transits, Transshipments, Exports, Re-exports, Duty-exempted importations, Full Container loads, Less-than-container load importations, and Pharmaceutical importations.
Other procedures facilitated by the system include Suspense Procedures, Bond Guarantee management, Accounts Procedures, Manifest Procedures, Customized Reporting, Reference Data Management, Electronic Documentation attachments, Fast Cargo Integration, External Administrative Services, and Foreign Currency Control.
A re-configured web service is now deployed with those banks that utilizes this technology to ensure more efficient transmission of payment transactions data, and to minimize delays and timeouts experienced by end users. Customs continues to work closely with the banking institutions to further minimize any other unforeseen circumstances and to develop additional solutions to continue this progressive trend.
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.
The level of participation of other external Government Agencies and Departments with ASYCUDAWorld now includes more stakeholders which include Ministry of Finance, Belize Trade and Investment Development (BELTRAIDE), the Department of the Environment, the General Sales Tax Department, the Income Tax Department, the Statistical Institute of Belize, the Supplies Control Unit, the Audit Department, the Treasury Department, the Corozal Free Zone Management, the Benque Viejo Free Zone Management, and the Central Bank of Belize (along with the collaboration of the Commercial Banks). Through the involvement and participation of these entities, ASYCUDAWorld is on the road to becoming an e-Customs interface which will, in the end, evolve into a single-window environment for doing business with Customs as well as with Government itself.
Most computers now come standard with Windows 7, 8 and/or 10, and the basic requirements for connecting to ASYCUDAWorld is a JAVA-enabled computer running JRE version 1.7.0_51 (this is the most stable version) or any other version within 1.7 and 1.8 and internet access. Windows 7 and Windows 10 have proven more favorable and stable when running and operating ASYCUDAWorld. Since Oracle, the current developers of JAVA, and the JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) have developed each incremental version of JAVA with the security settings set to “High”, it is important for the end users to know that this setting must be set to “Medium” to ensure that access to ASYCUDAWorld is achieved. Of course, the newer computer models also come standard with 2.4 Ghz or more with 2 or 4 GB of memory installed, but, of course, more memory and a fast computer makes access and functionality much easier and enjoyable. Any browser can be used, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
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
Customs Help Desk which will receive technical assistance from Customs to subsequently communicate the results of all queries to
To facilitate the continued development of ASYCUDAWorld to meet national standards. 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 email@example.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.
ASYCUDAWorld Manifest Scheme, JAVA Links