Meeting with the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) on July, 4th

11 Jul 2024 | Transport & Logistics Government Consultation

Last modified date: 11 Jul 2024

Duration: 1 hour and a half

On Thursday 4 July, EuroCham’s Transport & Logistics Committee met with the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) to discuss improving digital customs clearance. Following the recent launch of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), the GDCE is actively seeking feedback from the private sector to optimise the system for smoother international trade.

This meeting is a continuation of EuroCham’s previous work. In early June, Transports & Logistics Committee Chairman, Mr. Bunthan Suy attended a workshop on the Draft Guideline on Procedures for Managing Postal, Express Delivery, and Cross-Border E-Commerce. Following the workshop, EuroCham sent a letter to the GDCE following up on the points raised during workshop.

The EuroCham delegation, led by Mr. Martin Brisson and Mr. Suy Bunthan, highlighted two key areas for improvement: integrating the Customs Valuation Document System (CVDS) into ASYHUB and developing clear guidelines for Return to Origin (RTO) procedures. The GDCE acknowledged the importance of these points and confirmed their commitment to integrating ASYCUDA, CVDS, and ASYHUB into a single, unified entry point. Currently, only ASYCUDA and CVDS are combined.