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Border challenges

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

CUSTOMS stakeholders were reminded of the challenges faced in our borders and how they can progress towards overcoming these obstacles through the use of innovative ideas and developments.

Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority's (FRCA) chief executive officer, Jitoko Tikolevu said this year's International Customs Day celebration was a reminder of the huge challenge facing customs administrations across the world.

The International Customs Day was celebrated on Friday at the FRCA complex in Nasese.

"This year's celebration has been aptly themed Innovation for Customs Progress and with the technological revolution, the world has become much smaller," Mr Tikolevu said.

He said the customs officers in collaboration with its stakeholders now had to enhance its processes to control the illicit drugs, arms and ammunitions and other illegal activities in the country.

"With the criminal minds getting more innovative, customs organisations are pushed or forced to continuously improve their processes and be innovative to effectively secure our borders. At the same time, administrations still have to fulfil the government demands of collecting revenue. It is a balancing act."

He believed it was time to work ahead of the criminal minds.

FRCA was committed this year to strengthen the border controls in the country, he said.





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