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CPLP Delegation visits SeW

CPLP Delegation visits SeW

09 April 2014

To get familiar with the level of implementation of the Single Electronic Window (SeW) in Mozambique, the participants of the IX Meeting of the High Level Working Group of the CPLP Customs Administrations - Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, visited, the Operation Center of the SeW in Maputo, last Friday.

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De The delegates to the meeting above are in Maputo, attending a meeting to assess the activities carried out last year and analyse the level of accomplishment of the activities planned for 2014 with particular emphasis on the preparation of the meeting of the Directors General of Customs of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), to take place in next October in the Angolan Capital. 

“The visit to the Single Electronic Window had as its purpose to share with our colleagues from CPLP what is happening within the scope of the modernization of Mozambique Customs, that is one of the major aspects that the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) recommends ”, explained Aly Mallá, deputy Director-General Mozambique Customs for the Area of Organization and Methods.

Mozambique Customs, like all Customs authorities in general, is modernizing its Customs Administration, as indicated by Director Mallá, “we didn't want to miss this opportunity to share what Mozambique Customs is doing in this area”.

On his turn, Francisco Curinha, Director of Institutional Relations and Cooperation Services of the Portuguese Tax and Customs Administration and the Secretary-General of the Conference of Customs of the CPLP countries, said that the “visit sought to know the reality of Mozambique as relates to the implementation of the SeW, as well as to allow all Customs Managers present to raise questions and verify the level of implementation of the system in Mozambique”.

“We seek to ensure that within what constitute the framework of Customs of the eight countries of the CPLP, an improvement in the training takes place”, said Francisco Curinha, stressing that “the SeW and the Authorized Economic Operator are tools used by WCO, that seek to involve all the contracting parties, 179 in total, at this moment, in using in the best possible way the tools that enable to improve and increase the flows of trade”.

“Never as today the trade flows have been subject to much concern, as well as they have never been so necessary as they are today to accelerate the process of improvement of the world economy”, stressed Francisco Curinha.