FRCS works on strengthening bilateral relationships
January 29, 2019 4:35 pm
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service is working on expanding its bilateral relationship in order to crackdown on transnational crimes.
Chief Executive, Visvanath Das says this is a continuous effect which serves well for all jurisdictions.
A bilateral relationship with New Zealand assisted the Revenue and Customs to intercept the importation of stolen vehicles three week ago.
Vehicles that were reported stolen in NZ were smuggled into Fiji under the guise of spare parts and furniture.
Interceptions of the same nature were also made by Customs officers last year for stolen vehicles imported from Australia.
Das says partnerships of this nature play a huge role.
“This year again we will develop a closer working environment and cooperation with major partners.”
Das says the Revenue and Customs is also closely monitoring Fiji’s trading partners, tourist destinations and Fiji Airways flying routes as these are gateways for transnational crimes.
Transnational crimes are illegal activities that have potential effect across national borders and crimes.