The St. Kitts and Nevis Customs & Excise Department recently celebrated a week of activities, and during that period the financial institution and border protection agency, placed much emphasis on community outreach, with the hope of forging improved relations with stakeholder groups. It was during one such interaction with the Chamber of Industry & Commerce, that the Chamber membership acknowledged the department as one of the most progressive departments in the region.
The private sector body is also reported to have applauded the department saying that in a “professional and efficient manner (it is also) accommodating and facilitating” to the trade sector.
When they met with the business group the department outlined its customs reform plans for 2014, including the implementation of the ASYCUDA World platform for the electronic submission of all import and export related documents and payments.
The meeting with the private sector stakeholders concluded with a common understanding by both groups and with commitment by the department to include employees of the trade sector in its ongoing training initiatives.
Customs Week which was celebrated under the theme “Communication: Sharing Information for better Cooperation” ended on Saturday February 1, 2014.