ALGIERS, — The Algerian Customs service has taken a number of measures recently for the complete reform of its information system, which dates back to 1995, says its Director-General, Kaddour Bentahar.

“The current system has become obsolete because technologies have significantly evolved,” he explains. “One of our top priorities is to set up a data centre comprising all information related to Customs operations.”

An invitation to tender will be launched soon for the purchasing of equipment for the data centre, he added.

Engineers have been tasked with drawing up a digital map, including all data related to the Customs Directorate-General’s daily operations at ports, airports and land borders, with the aim of identifying areas needing improvement.

The modernization of the Customs information system is part of the organization’s 2016-2019 strategic programme. “We need to reconsider our clearance procedures, particularly at ports,” said Bentahar.

The 2016-2019 strategic programme attaches special importance to the training of staff, not only in technical aspects, but also in ethics, he added.

Source: Name News Network

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