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Customs Dept Being Modernized


The Customs Department is in the process of modernizing in an effort to make all procedures at the department electronic.

 Acting Comptroller in the Customs  Dr. Geannine Moss  said this process has been in the works since 2012.

She said, “one of the driving things that we are looking to do is to make every process that one would encounter or come to the Customs Department to do, an electronic process, where you are able to submit your documentation in the comfort of your home or wherever. 

“At the end of the day you would be able to pay for the goods and get them.” 

Dr. Moss added that the department has had a challenge getting couriers to be compliant  in getting their business licenses updated and to submit the requisite  documentation to the department as they are allowed to  get their goods and pay the duty within 10 days.

“We need them to make sure that they post the bond to cover the duty in the event that something  goes  wrong,  then we would be able to get the duty back in.

“So we’re in the middle of rolling that out with the SI at the airport and hopefully in a few months, we can move  that on to the seaside and then the entire department would be in an electronic era like we are intending for it to go,” she said.  

The Acting Comptrollers comments came on the sidelines of the Ministry of National Security’s Senior Management First Annual Conclave. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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