May 2017

Regional Conference of Customs Directors General for the Americas and the Caribbean Region


CEO/Commissioner of Customs, Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker, alongside Pedro Miguel Perez Betancourt - Director General Cuba Customs (left) and Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (WCO) at the Regional Conference of Customs Directors General for the Americas and the Caribbean Region, being held in Cuba from May 15-16, 2017.

 

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Commissioner of Customs encourages use of Advance Cargo Clearance

The CEO/Commissioner of Customs, Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker, has reiterated that the use of the Automated Customs Management System, ASYCUDA World, is necessary to achieve greater efficiencies in a modern customs administration.

According to Mrs. Walker, one of the areas in which the Agency has seen significant improvement is the use of the advance manifest, 24 hours prior to the arrival of a vessel and 15 minutes after ‘take-off’ for aircrafts, in compliance with the 2014 Customs (Amendment) Act, and in alignment with international best practices.

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