To boost revenue collection, LRA initiates licensing Process of customs broker firms

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In an effort to increase government revenue generation, the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has embarked on a process of licensing custom brokers firms across the Country.

The licensing process is the first of its kind in Liberia, that’s according to LRA.

The move by the Liberian Government revenue generating arm according to a press release, is aimed at transforming and professionalizing the customs broker sector and as well create integrity, competence and transparency. 

Speaking at a daylong dialogue with Customs Brokerage firms across the country, Customs Commissioner Saa Saamoi urged heads of clearing firms in Liberia to remain in full compliance in meeting those set criteria as enshrined in the Customs Brokers Administrative Regulation  and the disciplinary guide, including the sanction regime for violation of professional conduct.

Commissioner Saamoi noted, the role of customs clearing firms are cardinal to the growth and development of businesses engaged in importation. 

He at the same time cautioned custom brokers to go beyond clearing of containers and take their work to another level by technically advising respective clients when they go wrong”.