Brunei Darussalam General Information

In late August 2006 the Brunei Royal Customs and Excise Department [RECD] called a tender for development and implementation of an e-Customs System. The project to support RECD's strategic objectives and move towards the implementations of Brunei Darussalam national single windows [BDNSW].

The e-customs system was to provide an integrated electronic trade documentation system that will allow the trading community in Brunei Darussalam to submit applications electronically to RECD for processing. The system also allows RCED officers to process application received electronically or perform their day-to-day operations.

In essence the e-customs systems were to facilitate the trading activities involved in import and export of goods across borders and to facilitate the collections of revenues by RCED.

Other government agencies [OGAs] that requires e-Customs Information for their internal processing can access the e-Customs Systems provided they are connected to the e-Government Intranet or have some form of Internet access from their offices.

Brunei Darussalam is still work on the technical prerequisites, in particular, revising her process of COO and ACDD in the Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW) as an effort to achieve the readiness to participate ASW Pilot Project (full-fledged).

The current updates of Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW):

Brunei Darussalam National Single Window have completed the development of ATIGA Form D, Customs Declaration and permit application module in which 8 ministries have now utilize the BDNSW. 3 dedicated servers as suggested in ASW implementation guideline has been reserved to be utilized for ASW go-live implementation. Testing servers is currently ready, yet pending for availability of Production Server for ASW Gateway software installation. Brunei Darussalam is enhancing Brunei Darussalam National Single Window to enable Ports Clearance Module and improving halal meat import permit preparation.

Since it was implemented in 2013, Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW) has widen the functionality by enabling various trade documents preparation such as Certificate of Origin (COO), Import/Export Permit from 20 government agencies that deal with controlling activities of various types goods, Customs Declaration, on-line duty payment and Ports Clearance Certificate. The integrated process will be able to expedite cargo release and clearance by means of simplifying trade-related processes and procedures among the agencies.

Further enhancement of the BDNSW through the implementation of auto-approval for Import Permit Application, Customs import and export declaration of normal goods and ports clearance approval from related agencies.

With BDNSW providing international open communication standards, the trading community in Brunei Darussalam will be able to exchange data in a secure and reliable manner with any other trading partners not just within Asean but also non- Asean trading partners that use the same standards.

Towards the ASEAN Economics Commitment in the implementation of ASW, Four (4) dedicated virtual servers for ASW integration are provisioned in March 2017 in Brunei Government Private Cloud. Two (2) virtual servers for testing and Two (2) virtual servers for production. Axway, contractor of ASW has successfully installed the ASW B2Bi software on the servers in April 2017. BDNSW servers will be integrated to the stated ASW servers in order to establish a path to the rest of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) ASW gateway for further testing (e.g. ATIGA form exchange).

Recently, Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) has implemented more enhancements to the BDNSW through the implementation of BDNSW2, where the functionality to enable Red and Green Channel for rezoning activity, risk profiling and duty payment prior to the submission of Customs Declaration has been implemented since April 2018. BDNSW2 also in the process of enabling ePermit for the importation of Agriculture and Bio-Security goods.

Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW) was initially created for information sharing platforms with ASEAN countries through the ASEAN Single Window in particular for the exchange of documents such as Certificate of Origin (COO), and the Customs Declaration. BDNSW is also considered as a front-end regionally to the submission and the process of other documents which are Import and Export Permit, Port Clearance Certificate, and Online payment where all other controlling agencies were put on board for the public and business community.

However, the BDNSW is currently undergoing system enhancement where the functionality of the current system will be upgraded and it will be integrated with Port Operator. The enhancement will improve document preparation and the Risk Management. With this integration, the time for document preparation and the clearance process will be faster and more centralize.


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