“Comptroller: Up to warehouses”

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The onus is now on warehouse operators to upload their stock into the new Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World system. And if they don’t, there will be no activity, causing their own bottleneck.

That was revealed by Comptroller of Customs Owen Holder, who was speaking following a marathon meeting on Tuesday with stakeholders in the customs industry.

“The warehouse owners were asked to submit their stock to Customs on August 23, and add the opening stock in the system. To date, some organisations are still trying to ascertain what their stock is.

“The issuance of a licence to operate a warehouse is conditioned by many things, including the operation of a system that they can easily determine the stock levels within the warehouse at any time,” he explained. (RA)

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