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ASYCUDA Software Versions

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ASYCUDA World is the latest version which was introduced in March 2002. It is compatible with major database management and operating systems (Oracle,DB2, Sybase MS/Windows and Linux, HP-UX, respectively). The use of extensible mark-up language (XML) permits, at the national level, the exchange of any documents between the national Customs administration and traders, and, at the international level, between different Customs administrations via the Internet. As it uses modern telecommunications systems and devices and installations like VSAT, independent high-speed Internet connections between Customs Headquarters and border posts can be guaranteed.

The modularity of ASYCUDA means that new or advanced programmes (modules) can be added on at any time to suit the needs of a given country. Such add-on modules can cover Customs functions such as risk management, transit operations or new security standards, depending on national priorities.

Technology, Features & Benefits:

  • 100% Web-Based using Java Virtual Machine (JVM) platform.
  • OS, database & hardware independent.
  • Highly scalable N-tier architecture & modular design.
  • EDIFACT and XML data exchange support.
  • High level of security – Asymmetrical encryption, PKI, e-signature.


  • The third version (1992 – present).
  • Client-server architecture.
  • EDIFACT data exchange.
  • Symmetrical encryption
  • Added Customs modules and functionalities, such as direct trader input, risk management, transit monitoring, and submissions of declarations by Customs brokers via the Internet.


  • The second version (1985–1995).
  • Introduced local area network (LAN)
  • Provided a more powerful data transaction capacity through the use of file servers.
  • Implemented the fully automated processing of customs clearance including declaration, manifest, cash and accounting, and warehousing.


  • The first version (1981–1984).
  • Implemented in three West African countries to compile foreign trade statistics.