January 6, 2017
The opening ceremony for the Project for National Single Window and Customs Modernization by Introducing Automated Cargo Clearance System took place on 6 January 2017 (Friday) at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.
The ceremony was attended by U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Ministry of Planning and Finance, Mr. Minoru KIHARA, State Minister of Finance, H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Embassy of Japan in Myanmar and other distinguished guests.
The grant agreement for the said project was concluded on 25 April 2014 by Myanmar Customs Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to develop the advanced computerized cargo clearance system and risk management system in Myanmar Customs Department by introducing a new automated cargo clearance system (MACCS) and risk management system (MCIS). The maximum grant amount was three billion nine hundred and ninety million Japanese Yen (JPY3,990,000,000).
In this project, the introduced "MACCS" and "MCIS" were developed to provide integrated platform for trade logistics in Myanmar. The system was designed to speeding-up trade logistics, optimization of business, ensuring safety and realization of appropriate tax collection. The MACCS/MCIS covered the areas of Yangon Ports (8 Locations) such as Asia World Port Terminal; Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal; Sule Port Terminal; Bo Aung Kyaw Port Terminal; Inland Container Deprot-2; Htee Dan; Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa; Myanmar Integrated Port Ltd; and Yangon Airports (2 Locations) Import warehouse and Export warehouse. The infrastructure consists of software development and hardware procurement. Parallely, technical assistance has been provided by JICA expert team to familiarize Myanmar Customs Department with new system and to support revision of related rules and regulations.
The adoption of the MACCS/MCIS system will promote trade facilitation in Myanmar together with securing appropriate collection of customs and tariff by managing not only cargo information but also administrative procedure information between private companies and government offices.