Deadline extended for Task Force to review customs/courier clearing process to submit its report

August 18, 2021

The Task Force mandated to assess the customs/courier clearing process has been given another month to come up with a final report, identifying the issues causing delays and proposing recommendations on the way forward.

The team was given this specific mandate by the Minister for Finance, Economic Planning and Trade, Naadir Hassan, following complaints from members of the public, that they were facing delays in the clearance of their small parcels/packages.

The Task Force was asked to identify the causes of the bottlenecks and make recommendations on how to eliminate these bottlenecks.

The team, first met in early June, and were given 6 weeks to undertake a complete evaluation of the customs/courier clearing process, with the aim of tackling the delays in clearing goods once they have landed in the country.

A preliminary report was compiled and presented last week to Minister Hassan.

However, Minister Hassan has required the team to do some more work on the issue and thus, the deadline to present the final report has been extended by a month.

Members of the Task Force, are from the Department of Trade, Customs, Seychelles Revenue Commission and Postal Regulatory Agency.

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