Automated Systems for Customs Data ( ASYCUDA) was developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ( UNCTAD) as a means of compiling foreign trade statistics. The software was designed to handle manifests and customs declarations, accounting, transit and suspense procedures.
ASYCUDA World is the latest version of the software that has been enhanced by web interface technology to revolutionize Customs, taking trade facilitation in Grenada and the region to another level. The ASYCUDA Upgrade Project in Grenada is funded through the World Bank, with counterpart funding by the Government of Grenada as part of the GDTAC Project.
The introduction of ASYCUDA World sets the stage for e–Government in Grenada. The use of this web based technology will revolutionize the way in which business is transacted by traders at Grenada Customs. This new application lends itself to vast improvements in Trade Facilitation as it will ultimately serve to eliminate the loss of revenue and current delays due to paper and time intensive procedures associated with doing business at Grenada Customs today.