Uganda launches system for sending documents

Uganda launches system for sending documents

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has launched the Automated System for Customs Data World (ASYCUDA) that will allow individuals and companies to send documents to the URA more efficiently.

East African Business Week reports that URA projects ASYCUDA will go a long way to improve efficiency and detect officials involved in corruption.

Funded by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the system will also and facilitate trade throughout the region especially with the merging of the East African Community (EAC).

Henry Omondi, URA’s customs supervisor, said the manual turnover coming to the authority over the last ten years has been hectic given the growing tax remittances associated with international trade.

“Sending documents electronically will help in speed. This system is faster, easy to use and time saving,” Omondi said.

“On top of that, the need to be uniform with East African countries that have already embraced this system created the urge for this system.”

ASYCUDA is already in Entebbe, Busia, Malaba, Mutukula and it is expected to be fully operational in the rest of Uganda by end of this year.

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