FRCS hosts visiting Korean customs officials

Fiji Revenue and Customs Service CEO Visvanath Das and executives with the Korean Customs Service delegation at the Revenue and Customs boardroom in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

IN its aim to ensure that customs procedures are in line with international standards, the Fiji Revenue Customs Service (FRCS) is hosting a team of officials from the Korea Customs Service that will assist FRCS under the principles of World Customs Organization Mutual Administrative Assistance.
FRCS chief executive officer Visvanath Das said in a statement issued today that FRCA was committed to strengthening administration of customs laws, and procedures and processes.
“We are committed to reforming and modernising our customs projects and regulatory framework to ensure a well-functioning and efficient customs administration,” Mr Das said.
“As a developed country, Korea Customs Service has one of the best practices in the globe in terms of their customs administration and we are fortunate to be learning from the best to improve our customs processes and procedures,” he said.
Meanwhile, the six-member team who are here to enhance collaboration efforts and hold discussions on modernising the Fiji Customs administration will be in the country for three weeks.
Korean Customs Service project manager Sun Man Kim said the team would conduct site visits and meet with the Fiji Customs administration stakeholders and enforcement teams while they were here.
“We will be looking at the legal framework, process and Information Technology (IT) system and infrastructure. At the same time, we will conduct our site visit to Suva seaport and Nadi airport and with the private sector, including an airline company, sea freight forwarders and the trading community,” Mr Kim said.