New Code to set "business ethics” guidelines
October 8, 2019 9:42 am
Launching the Code of Conducts yesterday, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service chief executive Visvanath Das.
The new Customs, Shipping and Airline Agents Code of Conduct aims to set “business ethic” guidelines for those involved in the industry.
Launching the Code of Conducts yesterday, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service chief executive Visvanath Das, said it will enhance partnership with Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Fiji.
Das says it will also create a level playing field for Customs Agents.
The Code will establish principles, values, and rules of behavior encouraging them to achieve high standards of professional conduct and to properly perform their duties.
Das says the focus is also on “Trust-Based self-assessment” ensuring Voluntary Compliance by the industry players in order to experience quick processing of customs documents and clearance of goods from customs control.
He says FRCS previously encountered cases of fraudulent behaviors by some of the Customs Agents and hopes that this Code of Conduct will eliminate such behaviors and also avoid customs fines and penalties for non-compliance.
This year FRCS has granted three-year licenses to all Customs, Shipping and Airline agents ensuring partnership approach and better credibility.