GDCE deploys a new version of the online system
The General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) was due to launch version 4.3.3 of the Automated Online Customs Data System (Asycuda) on June 21, with the aim of modernizing the platform and making the customs clearance process more convenient. . , fast and efficient, as well as to promote trade facilitation.
Offering sophisticated customization options, the new version will further improve the efficiency of trade facilitation practices, in line with government policy, GDCE said in a June 17 letter.
Path Chamnan, founder and CEO of local e-commerce platform operator Super App Technology Plc, which specializes in transportation and technology markets, told The Post on June 20 that the government is evolving to keep pace. technological advances.
As an example, he cited the updates of bureaucratic procedures in all spheres of national and international trade, aimed at strengthening the import-export capacity and the competitiveness of the Kingdom in international markets.
Although unable to produce specific metrics or examples, Chamnan nonetheless expressed his belief that the new version of Asycuda “would make the customs clearance process more efficient, faster and hassle-free.”
And the simpler procedures will lower product prices and shorten delivery times, he said.
GDCE’s revenue collection fell 15.2% year-on-year to $ 614.8 million in the first quarter of this year, as revealed by the minutes of its first quarterly meeting held via video link.
Last year, the customs agency collected $ 2.419 billion in revenue, up from $ 3.2 trillion in 2019.