The customs department has delivered a training to raise the awareness of traders and clearing agents in Berbera of the Customs Act and regulations.
Traders were instructed on customs rules and procedures in a range of areas, including customs clearance for imports and exports, tariff classification and valuation, as well as new procedures for customs auctions and simplified transit permits. Partners and stakeholders of the Ministry, including DP World, the Somaliland Freight Forwarder Association (SOFFA) and the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, took part in the training.
This is the second round of training organised for traders in Berbera. New, clearer customs rules and procedures are intended to improve the efficiency of trade to and from Somaliland. Improving trade facilitation is part of the Ministry’s efforts to modernise customs administration with the support of the UK-funded Prosperity from Revenue (PROFR) programme, implemented by Oxford Policy Management.