A. General Information

1. Title

SASEC Customs-to-Customs data exchange

2. Status of the project
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
5. Geographical coverage
Participating countries: India, Maldives
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
Customs of SASEC member countries
Other participating agencies/entities
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities (op)
The operation has not started yet.
Other participating agencies/entities (op)
7. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the project
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
8. Business process category of the project
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
Brief Summary

The SASEC Customs-to-Customs data exchange project is a MOU to facilitate exchanges of pre-arrival cargo electronic data within the region through the harmonization of national legislation on customs and electronic transactions as well as data protection and through common rules for data exchange.


a. Objective(s)

Promote C2C SASEC regional data exchange 

b. Business need for the project (background)

The 3rd SASEC Customs Sub-group meeting held in Goa on 12 March 2015 endorsed the Terms of Reference for conduct of a Feasibility Study on the Electronic Exchange of Data among Customs Administrations in the SASEC region and to recommend a viable model to exchange data electronically. The exchange of data between Customs administrations has been a feature of global cooperation in the enforcement field for many years. 

c. Business process covered*

Focus is on the electronic data exchange between Customs administrations. 

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*


e. Relevant document/figure
10. Documents and data exchanged via the project


11. Data models/databases, proprietary solutions, hybrid approaches


12. Main challenges faced during the project
13. Lessons learned from the project
14. Main benefit(s) of the project
14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained
15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
16. Future plan for expansion of the project
17. Other information or relevant references on the project
18. Relevant document regarding the project

C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project
20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project
21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project
21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project
22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project
22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project
23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
23B. Other technical implementation information