A. General Information
Customs data exchange between Tajikistan and Afghanistan
B. Lessons Learned
The exchange of Customs data between the neighboring Customs Administrations (C2C, Customs to Customs) plays an important role in facilitating regional transit/legitimate trade, combating smuggling and drugs trafficking, and solving other topical problems.The outputs of the current Customs Modernization Project in Afghanistan, assisted by UNCTAD, can multiplied through establishing efficient Customs data exchange between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, where serious work has been done on developing a Single Window solution for trade facilitation and streamlining trade procedures.
Using the declared intention of the two countries to work on these issues, the project was launched to electronic exchange customs data between customs administration of Tajikistan and Afghanistan aimed at effective implementation of secure transit corridors, facilitation of legitimate trade, higher quality advance information exchange and better risk management.
To control high volume cross border operations, to better manage risks, effectively exchange reliable information.
The organization of data exchange in real time
Ensuring interoperability of information systems of UAIS and ASYCUDAWorld
The use of modern IT solutions (XML messages, web services)
Harmonization of data exchanged formats in accordance with international standards
Full consideration of information security and privacy.
Exchange of customs data (Import/Export, transit, enforcement)
Trade facilitation and supply chain security
Better environment for regional transit
Formation of Regional transit corridor
Gradual involvement of other agencies to cross border data exchange in the Single Window format
The project was conducted with the assistance of the WB.
Involvement of other countries in the region to the project (Pakistan, Iran)
Formation of regional transit corridors
Promote regional integration