DaziT transformation programme

DaziT is a holistic transformation programme of the Federal Customs Administration (FCA). The consistent digitisation of customs formalities requires complete replacement of the ICT landscape and also all FCA business processes. Customs is to be moved into the digital age with DaziT.

The programme designation «DaziT» stands for «Dazi» the Romansh word for customs and for «transformation», whereas «IT», information technology, is what makes change possible. 

The three main objectives of the DaziT programme are:

  • Complete digitisation of business transactions: this allows technological simplifications which are currently feasible to fully benefit internal and external business transactions and savings to be achieved at all levels in terms of the administrative burden.
  • Closeness to clients and mobility: clients can contact and communicate with the FCA online at all times and regardless of where they are located. They can access the services of the FCA and use them seamlessly and with the minimum of effort. Here, clients have access to the data which concerns them and which is already available at the FCA.
  • Agile, responsive organisation: the FCA is technologically and organisationally able to meet the new challenges in a timely way and in collaboration with partners in Switzerland and abroad (e.g. the coordinated policing of the border region). 

The DaziT programme is comprised of seven projects. To implement these, a credit of approximately CHF 400 million is to be applied for.

Current state of the work

During its meeting on 15 February 2017, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the financing of the DaziT programme. It has been adopted by the National Council on June 14 by 179 votes against 0. It was also approved unanimously by the Council of States on September 12. The credit of CHF 400 million was definitely adopted with this vote.

Officially, the DaziT programme will start in 2018 and last until 2026. However, important development and preliminary work will be undertaken in 2017. The programme will be managed by Isabelle Emmenegger (member of FCA management).