Not all illegal imports are intercepted: Vuto
June 12, 2018 5:03 am
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service highlighted that not all illegal imports are intercepted by them as some manage to slip under their radar.
During their submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence today, Revenue and Customs says people are getting smarter with their tactics and this often results in a review of their indicators.
Revenue and Customs Deputy Director Revenue Management, Jonetani Vuto says there are many challenges faced by their officers.
“At the moment there’s alot of used clothing industries and alot of people are importing as personal effects, they importing one time, they importing two times and clearing that as personal effect but when our analyst analyse data, this particular person is importing two consignment or three consignment. then during the third or fourth we intercept.”
Meanwhile, a review of the Agreement on Port state measures to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing were also part of the submission.
A review of the World Health Organization protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products was also discussed.