From Paperless Trade to Mobility project : IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF SENEGAL’S ADMINISTRATIONS ON TRADE FACILITATION”:
GAINDE 2000 offers about twenty tablets to the Ministry of Commerce and Small and Medium Enterprises.
To promote the dematerialization within the administrations involved in the control of the documents accompanying the declarations in Customs, GAINDE 2000 submitted, Friday, April 9, 2021, about twenty tablets at the Ministry of Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises.
This ceremony presided by the Minister Assome Diatta in the presence of his collaborators (the Director of Internal Trade and the Head of Division of Consumer and Consumer Safety) has once again been an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration and technical support of GAINDE 2000 with a view to generalizing the use of NICT in the procedures for checking and issuing customs clearance documents.
As a reminder GAINDE 2000 received a fund from the African Development Bank (AfDB), to improve Senegal’s performance in terms of trade facilitation, particularly in the public services.
The Minister of Commerce and Small and Medium Enterprises, Aminata Assome Diatta, received twenty tablets for her services from Mor Talla Diop, Senior Executive Director, representing the Managing Director of GAINDE 2000, Accompanied by Ms. Ndiaye Bineta Thiam responsible for ORBUS operations. This set of equipment will allow the agents of the Division of Consumer and Consumer Safety (DCSC) to carry out in complete mobility the tasks of control and issuing the Declarations of Importation of Food Products (DIPA) and to strength border controls and goods control on the corridors.
« We are honoured by the work done and the progress made with the Ministry of Trade on various initiatives. We already have the Meteorology and CCSD Directorate operational on the Single Window platform, ORBUS. We understood that mobility was an important link in the facilitation mechanism to allow for document review without recourse to physical documents. This step marks the effective implementation of dematerialization while respecting the required security rules, explained Mor Talla Diop.
It is in that context, he says, that GAINDE 2000 has implemented several functionalities that allow DCSC officers of the Ministry of Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as other ministries, carry out documentary checks on the corridors at the time of entry or exit of the goods. He argues that these initiatives are important steps in the logic of implementing information technologies at the heart of the trade system.
Mr. Diop explained that each of these tablets has applications that allow access to the ORBUS platform for document control and validation of certain transactions.
For her part, the Minister of Trade, Aminata Assome Diatta, informs that she gives a central place to trade facilitation. She recalled that her department was a major player in the negotiations that led to the trade facilitation agreement. “When the partners made the diagnosis, we saw that Senegal was ahead of many countries. It is quite normal that the Ministry of Commerce is one of the champions of the facilitation of trade through dematerialization», rejoices the Minister. According to her, DIPA is a very important document for Senegalese economic operators, especially importers. According to the Commission, it is necessary to have precise statistics on the various imported products, in particular their nature and their place of origin. “GAINDE 2000 can be of great help to us, we intend to renew this collaboration that we want fruitful in the interest of our economic operators,” reassured the Minister.