Fiji AEO aimed to ease trade and business: Das
June 1, 2018 4:57 am
In a bid to ease the process of doing business and trade, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service launched a piloted Fiji Authorised Economic Operator Programme in Suva today.
Chief executive, Visvanath Das says the AEO programme will provide its members with international recognition of their commitment for secure trade.
Das says the high trade volumes make it difficult for custom administrations to examine and verify packages going in and out of the country.
He adds through this platform guidelines and procedures will ensure the security and safety of Fiji.
“Benefits for AEO members include measures to expedite cargo release, reduce transit time and lower storage costs, providing access to information of value to AEO participants, special measures relating to periods of trade disruption or elevated threat level and first consideration for participation in any cargo processing programmes.”
Das says those on the pilot programme will also be eligible for privilege services at any port of entry.
He adds seven companies have volunteered to be part of the programme which will run for seven months.
The AEO programme will be officially launched on 25th January next year.