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Use of SeW is compulsory in customs

Use of SeW is compulsory in customs

31 August 2012

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As announced, the use of the Single Electronic Window (SeW) has, since 15th  September, become mandatory in the customs offices of the Central and Northern regions of the country, including the export and import regimes for and from the industrial frank zones, special economic zones and duty free shops.

According to the OS 25/2012 of 31st July, the mandatory use of SeW expands to most terminals and borders, while in other locations will have integration at a later stage, according to the strategy of phased implementation of the system, for example, in Inhamane and Gaza.

In this context, in preparation for the start of the mandatory use of SeW at borders and cargo terminals, the implementation team carries out, on a continuous basis, various activities to train and equip the clearance offices.
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Currently, the training centre received 1,162 customs officers assigned to other local resorts and profiles of the clearance process.

According to Felix Massangaie, team leader of Mozambique Customs SeW project, the measure is part of the phased expansion of the use of the system; similar to what already happens in the Ports of Maputo, Beira and Tete Customs.

“The SeW is a tool for trade facilitation, on which all the information is sent to a single platform and where the Customs and other stakeholders involved in the process of customs clearance have access to the necessary data for the aspects under their responsibility”, explained Felix Massangaie.
It should be noted that approximately 86 workstations as well as communications equipment to access the system by users were installed, in addition to alternative network and the respective electric power generators.

For the first time ever, clearance of goods transported by road, beyond the normal sessions, gets under way, the customs, through the Division of procedures, carried out in coordination with the SeW implementation team, a training session specifically for dispatchers to acquaint them with the necessary steps to clear their goods.