Tuesday August 3rd 2010, Big Creek in Independence becomes the second
Customs Office to run ASYCUDAWorld. ASYCUDAWorld is being launched with
most of its features, namely Direct Trader Input, Risk Management and
Selectivity, Government Agencies and other Organizations submission of
licencses, permits etc,
the 24th July, 2010, Punta Gorda in the south became the first Customs
Office in Belize to host the implementation of ASYCUDAWorld. Punta
Gorda has a new Customs building and a small staff of only three
Goods coming from Guatemala through Puerto
Barrios and Livingston are now being cleared using the Simplified
Declarations and full Dceclarations. The only broker in PG is
accessing the system via the Internet using Direct Trader Input.
Check the FAQS section for
tips on resloving issues related to Logging on to ASYCUDAWorld.
Belize Customs started
accepting elctronic manifest on the 1st August 2009. Two files are
now available in the downloads section.
The first "ManifestSchemaForShippers.xsd"
is the template to be used by Carriers/ Carrier Agents in order to
create their e- manifests. It consists of a general segment and waybill
segments for any number of waybills contained in a manifest.
The second, " BillOfLadingSchema.xsd
is the template to be used by Carriers/ Carrier Agents to do
Consolidation/de-Consolidation. These files can be downloads from the
Downloads page. A Manifest
XML Message Description
is a also available for
is now accepting applications for User Accounts on the new Customs
Information System. Applicants may be Importers/Exporters,
Brokers, Clerks, Shipping Agents or Consolidators. A company may
apply for accounts on behalf of any of the above mentioned and must
complete Forms DTI01 and DTI02.
Any of the above mentioned may also apply as individuals by completing forms DTI01 and DTI02.
Use of the user
accounts will be governed by the Customs Direct Trader Input (DTI)
Policy. Users will be required to sign a Memorandum of
Understanding with Customs prior to approval. Application
forms (link to location) must be completed and presented to
Customs at the Customs Office in Belize City.
- 10th August
The Customs Reform and
Modernization Project team is currently training Customs Brokers
on "How to Create Import Declarations". The objective of the
training is to introduce the Brokers to the features of the system
that they will be using to create import declarations. Both theory
and practical sessions are presented which will provide usefull
experience for Brokers. More than eight Brokers are expected to be
trained between the 10th -21st August 2009.
This training will fulfill
part of the criteria for getting a user account to access the
Customs Information System.
- 26th January
2009 - International Customs Day 2009
The first ever International
Customs Day was celebrated in Belize this year on the 26th
January. Belize Customs joined other members of World Customs
organization (WCO) in celebrating their struggles and
achievements. The Secretary General of WCO dedicated this day to
the environment under the theme, “Customs and the Environment:
Protecting our National Heritage.”