According to Michael Andrew, president of the Customs Clerks' and Customs Brokers' Association, the system was implemented and already 70 percent of documents going to customs were submitted electronically.
revealed this at a demonstration of the programme at the Customs Clerk' Office, Golden Doors Plaza, Port-of-Spain recently.
described the system as a "work in progress" and expects clerks, brokers, importers and exporters to come on board by the end of the year so that its benefits could be enjoyed by all.
Benefits include a reduction of rent and demurrage charges on containers, increased services for the trade community, simpler procedures, easier documentation, increased capabilities for accounting and the implementation of standards defined by ISO, UN, WCO and WTO.
Users have to register with the association and be given a password so they can access and submit documents electronically.
believed Asycuda World would ensure the country becomes more competitive and a better place to do business.
Also, because of less human interface, he
believes it will assist in reducing corruption.