World Bank Offers Aid for Afghan Customs Reforms

Afghanistan will receive a USD50 million grant from the World Bank for its customs reforms.

The grant will support the countrywide computerization of customs clearance operations by deploying an Automated System for Customs Data, or ASYCUDA, and installing executive information systems for real-time monitoring of customs operations. ASYCUDA is a computerized customs management system used for most foreign trade procedures.

The grant will also help develop appropriate regulatory, administrative and institutional framework for customs.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.