Customs clearance in Cabo Verde accelerated with new computer system

17 September 2015

The new information system of the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) customs service, which will make procedures paperless, has come into operation, the archipelago’s Ministry for Finance and Planning said in a statement issued in Praia.

The system, called Sydonia World, will reduce the time it takes for customs clearance of imported goods, allows online monitoring of processes and reduces travel costs related to acquiring forms and storage.

The Finance Ministry, in a statement cited by weekly newspaper A Semana, points out that making procedures paperless will mean all documentation – invoices, tickets and others – will be digital and attached to the process and bring an end to storage of any and all statements in paper format.

Sydonia World allows integration with other systems, in particular with the Port “One Stop Shop” (Janela Única Portuária), the online Foreign Trade Ticket (TEC) of the Directorate General of Industry and Trade, with the system of the Directorate-General for Traffic and Road Safety, the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the Treasury, among others, which will reduce processing time, with positive repercussions on customs clearance. (macauhub/CV)