Afghanistan Amendments as regards electronic customs procedures, waste
Electronic Customs Procedures
The Single Administrative Document (SAD) is to be submitted to the ACD electronically via the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World or as a hardcopy declaration. The ASYCUDA is used by the ACD or in specific transit corridors. Said system enables the exchange of relevant electronic data between traders and customs authorities. Generally, the ASYCUDA World version is used at the Afghan customs offices. However, in certain customs offices, ASYCUDA++, i.e. the previous version of ASYCUDA World, may still be applied. In the computerised customs sites, all customs declarations are to be processed through the ASYCUDA management system. In order to participate in electronic customs declaration and clearing procedures, a prior registration is required (please turn to the document entitled Registration of a User of the ASYCUDA). According to the ACD, the benefits of ASYCUDA comprise the latest reference data (e.g. updated tariffs) as well as accelerated customs procedures.
As Croatia was the 97th country that ratified the so-called Ban Amendment (Decision III/1) on the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal on 6 September 2019, the requirements for the implementation of said Amendment have been fulfilled. Consequently, the Decision came into force on 5 December 2019. The quoted Amendment prohibits the exportation of hazardous waste from countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU) and Liechtenstein to other countries.
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