March 11, 2020
On March 10, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Yangon for the Project of Capacity Development for National Single Window and Customs Modernization by Introducing Automated Cargo Clearance System Phase 2, a technical cooperation project.
The project aims to improve customs operations, fully utilizing the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System / Myanmar Customs Intelligence Database System (MACCS/MCIS) as a customs clearance platform. It consists of two main thrusts; namely, (a) promoting effective use of the systems while ensuring their sustainable operations, and (b) improving customs operations in accordance with global customs standards. The project will contribute to the facilitation of trade and investment, and improvement of the business environment and regional connectivity, which leads to the achievement of SDGs Goal 8.
MACCS/MCIS was developed and successfully introduced in Myanmar by Japanese grant aid and technical cooperation, based on the Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS) and the Customs Intelligence Database System (CIS) of Japan.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of the Union of Myanmar|
|Project title||Project of Capacity Development for National Single Window and Customs Modernization by Introducing Automated Cargo Clearance System Phase 2|
|Planned implementation period||36 months|
|Executing agency||Customs Department, Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry|
|Target region||Yangon and other MACCS/MCIS service areas|
|Specific project details (provisional)||In order to realize faster and more efficient customs clearance and appropriate taxation, the project will promote effective use of the systems. It will address various and important issues, such as building mechanisms for sustainable system operations and risk management, establishing training systems for MACCS/MCIS, connecting MACCS with other government computer systems (e.g. national payment system (CBM-Net: Central Bank of Myanmar Financial Network System), National Single Window and ASEAN Single Window), expanding the systems to land border areas, and improving customs business rules and operations including customs clearance and post-clearance audit (PCA) in accordance with global customs standards.|