Nepal’s customs offices go ‘cashless’ and ‘paperless’ from today

Published On: January 26, 2022 07:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government since Wednesday has implemented a one-window system at all the customs offices across the country, aiming to reduce the hassles that the traders have been facing at the customs points.  

Narayan Prasad Sapkota, director general of the Department of Customs (DoC), said the department has installed the computerized customs management system known as ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) World at all the main border crossings of the country.

ASYCUDA World is a web-based customs management system that supports paperless cargo submission and processing. Besides enabling customs agents, importers and exporters to submit their customs declaration electronically, the system allows clients to open bank accounts and make online payments.

In 2011, the government began installing the system at the major custom points with the support of the Asian Development Bank. In the first phase, the ASYCUDA World system was installed at Mechi, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Krishnanagar, Nepalgunj, Kailali, Birgunj, Gaur and Tribhuvan International Airport customs offices in 2017-18.


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