Customs and business forum launched

The Namibia Customs and Business Forum was officially launched by the Minister of Finance in the capital on Wednesday.
The launch of the forum is a culmination of the recommendations of the initial customs and business forum workshop that was held in 2011. The forum is expected to become a bi-annual dialogue that brings together public and private sector stakeholders in the trading chain to continually assess and adopt measures that promote effective trade facilitation; enhance customs operations and higher compliance by the trading community.
The Acting Commissioner: Customs and Excise, Mr Hans //Garoeb said the launch of the forum marks another positive development in the modernisation drive of Namibia Customs and Excise. He said that Namibia Customs is obliged to implement the needed tools and mechanisms to meet the growing demand to secure and facilitate trade.