Burkina Faso - Launching of "Sylvie Platform"

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba on Tuesday welcomed the creation of a new platform for the electronic collection of pre-customs documents called Virtual system for importing and exporting operations (SYLVIE), as he believes that this structure is “very profitable” for Burkina Faso. “The government wants to do everything to increase tax revenue. And this application called SYLVIE is very worthy because it works on several points”, Mr. Thieba said at the end of the launching ceremony of the implementation of the system. According to him, the SYLVIE platform has the advantage of enabling its users to considerably combat customs fraud. “With the new system, currency manipulation will be minimized. This will reduce fraud”, he added. The second advantage, in the opinion of the Burkinabe head of government, is the increase in productivity. Indeed, according to Thieba, with the SYLVIE, processing delays will significantly lessen. The other advantage involves import and operating costs reduction. For import operations, file processing delays will be reduced from 35 to 7 days, while for exports operations, these delays will decrease from 20 to 3 days”, Thieba explained. For him, if there is less fraud, there will be an increase in tax revenue for the government. He further clarified that, according to a completed simulation, there will be an increase of about 20% of customs revenue. In addition to this, there is the fact that the platform helps improve business environment. In a country where there is an ease of doing business, this system attracts foreign investors. And when they come, they create jobs, tax revenues increase and it indirectly participates in the economic dynamism”, Thieba said. The new platform for electronic collection of pre-customs documents called SYLVIE system was officially implemented in Burkina Faso on Tuesday morning. According to the designers, the SYLVIE system which was launched in December 2011 is currently functional and operational among all users. Among other advantages, SYLVIE enables the simplification of procedures regarding gain in time, document traceability, and combat against fraud (because human contact would almost be zero) and combat against capital flight. The SYLVIE platform was made possible thanks to the support by Investment Climate Facility for Africa (IFC), Senegalese EIG-GAINDE 2000 and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso (CCIA-BF). The total cost of the project is 4.450 million dollars, that being more than 2.22 billion CFA francs including 56% for IFC (1.25 billion CFA francs), 20% for CCI-BF (about 434 million CFA francs) and 24% for the government (about 541 million CFA francs). Source : http://apanews.net/news/fr/gainde2000/fil.php

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