Customs goes hi-tech to improve service delivery

The National, Tuesday July 12th, 2016

Customs is a major contributor to the State purse and having a healthy partnership with the private and public sectors is vital, acting assistant commissioner modernisation William Sapak says.
Speaking at a business consultative forum last week in Port Moresby, Sapak said with the introduction of modern technology, the PNG Customs Service was working towards reducing impediments and required the support of stakeholders.
“The intention is to make sure that we do business together,” he said.
“In the past, we have  been doing business in isolation, we are the main impediments to trade.”
“This forum is trying to bring both the private and public sectors together to work on how best to resolve this problem and work forward to liberalise trade.
Sapak said Customs amended regulations, procedures and other recommendations according to  international obligations.
It has also introduced modernised technology, including an X-ray facility. We are here to ensure that we work hand in hand and achieve the Government strategy goal.”