The analysis results indicate that Aruba Customs scored very high with the UNCTAD, a unit of the United Nations that helps developing countries with, among others, commerce facilitation.
Customs Aruba has been working for a while now with the system called ASYCUDA. Mr. Leonard of the UNCTAD was in Aruba to assist the Aruba Customs with this system implementation and share knowledge about this system. In addition, Mr. Leonard made two analyses. One analysis was about the revenue created by the Customs Department for Aruba. The second was the pilot program Trade Facilitation evaluation, used by the Customs Department in Aruba.
The analysis of the revenue generated by the Customs during the period 2014 and 2022 indicates a high efficiency of the Customs Department with an increase in revenue for the Government.
The analysis of the pilot program "Trade Facilitation" also scored well. This system of working based on risks led to high efficiency for the daily job of the customs, which makes it faster for businesses to obtain their cargo without this affecting revenues for Aruba.
Mr. Leonard stated that UNCTAD was very impressed with the results of the Aruba Customs and will be using Aruba as an example of "best practices" to help other islands in the region.
Minister Xiomara Maduro thanked Mr. Leonard for the outstanding support given by UNCTAD to Aruba and the Customs Department on this achievement. The investment in the system ASYCUDA and the Trade Facilitation program are starting to give good results.
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