Single Window initiative to assist border agencies
July 25, 2016 1:03 am
In an effort to enhance the capabilities of border agencies to detect international crimes like terrorism, money laundering and human trafficking, a single window initiative has been implemented.
The initiative is also expected to fulfill all import, export and transit related regulatory requirements.
Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority acting chief executive Visvanath Das says in order to embrace globalization and manage transnational crime the Single Window initiative is a preferable solution.
“In the scheme of events before us we as customs administrators are capable of detecting possible mergence between transnational organized criminal networks and transnational terrorist groups to an extreme level.”
The initiative will benefit member countries as they will use coding and dataset standards.
New Zealand High Commissioner Mark Ramsden says it is critical for small Pacific Island countries to work together and strengthen the boarder relationships.