Administrative Ruling No. SNAT-2012-0019, issued by the National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (“SENIAT”), was published in Official Gazette of April 23, 2012. Through said Ruling, the new version of the automated customs system (SIDUNEAWorld) is implemented in the Principal Air Customs of Maiquetía. This new system is a tool for the registration, exchange, and processing of the information required for the process and control of the arrival, storage, introduction, stay, and removal of goods subject to international trade.
The application of the new version of the automated customs system is mandatory for the users of the Maiquetía Principal Air Customs service and for the offices that receive national funds. It has to be implemented within a period of thirty (30) calendar days as from the publication of this Administrative Ruling in the Official Gazette. After the elapsing of said period of time, the transmission of data, documents and acts inherent in the arrival, storage, introduction, stay, and removal of goods subject to international trade must be made exclusively through this new system. The transmissions that began through the former customs system (i.e. SIDUNEA ++) before the elapsing of said period of time must meet the formalities indicated in the Ruling. The users’ guides and standards and procedures manuals for handling the SIDUNEAWorld system will be published at SENIAT’s web site (www.seniat.gob.ve).
Said Administrative Ruling became effective on April 24, 2012.
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