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TIA customs system digitalised

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Kathmandu, July 20

The Department of Customs (DoC) has started a digital system of clearing goods at the Tribhuvan International Airport customs office from today.

After the successful installation of Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) world system in six customs offices across the country, customs authority installed the new system at the airport customs office.

Revenue Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Shishir Kumar Dhungana inaugurated the new system at the TIA customs office today.

On the occasion, Revenue Secretary Dhungana stated that the new system will help enhance the administrative functioning of the customs office and also reduce the cost of business. “The Nepali customs system is gradually being synchronised with the international customs system,” he added.

Director General of DoC Ram Sharan Chimoriya said that after establishing the new system, the chances of fraud will be reduced. He also instructed the staff members to provide efficient service.

The government has already established the ASYCUDA world system at customs offices in Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Krishnanagar, Dry Port Parsa, Mechi and Biratnagar.

The ASYCUDA system was developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and is being implemented by 90 nations.

A version of this article appears in print on July 21, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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