Customs Compliance Section
The role of the section is to ensure that importers/exporters/businesses/ agents and individuals comply with the legislation and follow regulated procedures set by FRCA, mainly through external auditing of business processes.
Compliance is a very important area in risk & compliance with the introduction of automated assessment processes from a customs transactional checking based process to a client self-assessment process operating on modern risk management principles.
The objective of the section is to conduct System Based Audits (SBA’s) or alternatively do transactional audit as appropriate.
Customs Compliance can be said to be at the forefront of a broad spectrum of customs enforcement with investigation & prosecution on the other hand.
Customs Investigation Branch (CIB)
The Customs Investigation Branch deals with all cases that relate to any breach of Customs and Excise Legislation.
Information is received from internal and external sources and is categorized as follows:
Valuation – any breach that relate to commercial fraud, which result in short payment of duty. These offences include undervaluation of goods and double invoicing.
Narcotics – cases that involve the movement of drugs. This relates to the importation or export of drugs, chemicals and equipment used in the production of drugs.
General – offences that fall in neither categories above. These offences include smuggling, undeclared and surplus goods, money laundering, abuse of concession, false declaration or incorrect description and incorrect tariff classification.
Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU)
The purpose of CIU is to provide FRCA with capability to focus on areas of risk through effective planning and analysis of tactical, operational and strategy trends and patterns. It enables the organisation decisions to be made and resources deployed on the basis of need and in a way consistent with government expectation.
The scope of CIU is to support FRCA business areas through the following:
Transnational Crime Unit
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