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The Regional Working Group’s 5th Meeting on ICT Development in the WCO-WCA Region For the efficient and effective use of ICT in customs’ clearance

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The Regional Working Group’s 5th Meeting on ICT Development in the WCO-WCA Region For the efficient and effective use of ICT in customs’ clearance

From April 24th to 26th 2019, Dakar hosted the 5th Meeting of the Regional Working Group ICT Development of the World Customs Organization West and Central Africa region. Three days of discussions on challenges about customs ICT tools.

BRUNO DIATTA VINTAGE (CUSTOMS SECTION): 16 new Customs Inspectors release their stripes

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BRUNO DIATTA VINTAGE (CUSTOMS SECTION): 16 new Customs Inspectors release their stripes

After two years of training at the National School of Administration (ENA, Customs Section), the customs students of the BRUNO DIATTA VINTAGE received their stripes, on Monday, March 4, 2019. The decoration ceremony of handing took place on the sidelines of the traditional lifting of colors, at the Customs General Directorate. The epaulettes of the recipients were put by their comrades of the previous vintage.

More than 1 billion CFA of fake medicines and 347 Kilograms of Indian hemp seized by the Fatick Customs’ Subdivision

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More than 1 billion CFA of fake medicines and 347 Kilograms of Indian hemp seized by the Fatick Customs’ Subdivision

The estimated seizure of 1 billion 43 million CFA fake medicines including antibiotics and aphrodisiacs occurred on Saturday 23 march, in the night. The Foundiougne Maritime Brigade operated to this very large seizure in one week. Intelligence and a seamless spinning allowed officers to stop the vehicle carrying goods up to Niakhar, on the way Fatick-Bambey.

Dematerialization of Exemption Titles: the inclusive approach at the heart of the process

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Dematerialization of Exemption Titles: the inclusive approach at the heart of the process

 On Tuesday, March 20 2019, Customs Administration organized a sharing and awareness-raising meeting on the dematerialization of the Exemption Titles relating to NGOs and Diplomatic franchises at the Customs’ General Directorate. This meeting was chaired by the Director of Facilitation and Partnership with Companies, ColonelPapa Thialaw FALL. Many representatives of the diplomatic corps and NGOs attended to this meeting. The Assistants Director of the Facilitation and Partnership

Fight against drug trafficking: A big intake of Indian hemp in Nganda

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Fight against drug trafficking: A big intake of Indian hemp in Nganda

The Nganda Customs’ office, located in Kaffrine Subdivision, seized 293 kilograms of Indian hemp, commonly known as "yamba". This drug is estimated at 17,580,000 CFA francs.
This operation occurred on Wednesday, February 13th 2019 around 07 PM in a clearing at Keur Nalla. The trafficker run away when he saw Lieutenant Mamadou Thiombane’s officers.

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COTECNA AND AS DOUANES: A new subsidy to AS DOUANES

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PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COTECNA AND AS DOUANES: A new subsidy to AS DOUANES

On Friday, February 15, 2019, AS Douane received 12 million CFA francs, the ceremony was held at the COTECNA headquarters, located in the customs ’scanner office in the Port of Dakar,
The check was handed to Colonel Ahmadou Thioye, the Sporting Customs Association (ASD) deputy chairman, by Assane Guèye the COTECNA head of technology department

Challenges to address to have SMART borders

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Control better, control less

In order to reach a smart border management,Customs must address several challenges, explains Oumou Ndiaye, General Director of Modelsis, a company which has been collaborating with the customs for 18 years. She was delivering a Keynote during the panel organized within the International Customs Day, on January 28th 2019.

SMART BORDER MANAGEMENT: The private sector asks for a better awareness

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Smart borders imply a satisfaction of the private sector. This sector has asked to have enough power energy at the border. Which is a fundamental condition for SMART  because the mechanism of artificial intelligence requires somewhere to be plugged in.

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GAINDE

GAINDE or the automatic management of customs information is a strategic platform of Senegalese customs, centered on the management of customs’ clearance. "GAINDE Integral" improves considerably the way of managing procedures. Thus people move from less paper topaperless or electronic processing,known as the dematerialization. This technological revolution in the customs’ Administration aims at great feats and better service for the public.

Orbus

The ORBUS 2000 system is developed to make easier procedures of international trade by using electronic communication or exchanges. This allows interconnecting different stakeholders evolving in the international trade. The system is also based on technological infrastructure and a device of services.

The electronic payment of customs’ duties and assimilated taxes consists of giving to the economic operatorthe ability to pay the amount of customs’ duties from one’s work station, by charging an account opened in a commercial bank.