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  • Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese, is reporting significant stakeholder compliance with the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World since its full implementation in April.
  • ASYCUDA is a web-based system designed to transform the JCA to a paperless operation through the use of electronic documents.
  • ASYCUDA has been implemented at all major ports of entry in Kingston and Montego Bay, St. James, as well as at the Ocho Rios pier in St. Ann, Falmouth pier in Trelawny and Boscobel International Airport in St. Mary.

Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese, is reporting significant stakeholder compliance with the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World since its full implementation in April.

ASYCUDA is a web-based system designed to transform the JCA to a paperless operation through the use of electronic documents.

Major Reese, who is the Commissioner of Customs, says the JCA has partnered with customs brokers to ensure that transactions are seamless.

He also assured that a majority of the system variations that were detected following ASYCUDA’s implementation have been rectified.

Major Reese further advised that the JCA was designing additional operational and administrative regimes for ASYCUDA which will be rolled out shortly.

He was addressing a Kiwanis Club of downtown Kingston meeting at Hotel Four Seasons on Monday, July 25.

ASYCUDA has been implemented at all major ports of entry in Kingston and Montego Bay, St. James, as well as at the Ocho Rios pier in St. Ann, Falmouth pier in Trelawny and Boscobel International Airport in St. Mary.

The platform is capable of interfacing with other government and non-government information technology systems, thereby facilitating electronic applications for permits and licences.

Automation of the parcel post system is an additional feature of the ASYCUDA which will improve the system’s capability for e-commerce.

The overall benefits include a simplified procedure for customers, reduced waiting time, more accurate and consistent tax calculation, and safeguarding of the country’s revenue.