On Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani authorized the completion of all financial responsibilities for the first phase of customs automation and networking, viewing the project as a starting point for implementing financial and banking reforms.
According to a statement from Al-Sudani’s office, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ Al-Sudani chaired, this Saturday morning, a meeting devoted to following up on the steps to automate customs and networking, in the presence of representatives of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).”
Al-Sudani “reviewed a detailed report explaining the progress of work in implementing the first phase of implementing the global system for automating and modernizing customs (ASYCUDA), and highlighted the most prominent problems and challenges and ways to overcome them, leading to the implementation of the single window for foreign trade, through a comprehensive application of information technology, which contributes to Unifying customs procedures,” according to the statement.
According to the statement, Al-Sudani directed “the implementation of all financial obligations to complete the requirements of the first phase, as well as the provision of the infrastructure necessary for the success of the project,” and he also directed “the implementation of technical workshops to introduce this important project, which will support the government’s efforts.”
Al-Sudani went on to say that “the customs automation project is one of the most important axes of economic reform that the government has adopted as part of the priorities of its government program, and it is an important basis and starting point for implementing financial and banking reforms, in accordance with the government’s vision and approach in implementing real trade and combating corruption.”