Sao Tome and Principe government adopts new customs management system

26 January 2011

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 26 Jan – The government of Sao Tome and Principe on 1 February plans to introduce a new customs management system in order to improve services and increase revenues, the director of the customs service said in Sao Tome.

Isa Amado Vaz also said that the new system, called Sidónia Word, was the result of a number of reforms being introduced into the customs service, as part of a project that has the financial and technical assistance of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which over the last three years has invested around US$8 million.

The project, “aims to improve the revenue collection system at the heart of a transparent and effective service,” the customs director noted.

According to the minister for Finance and International Cooperation, Américo Ramos, the new customs management system, “is an instrument for modernisation and facilitation of trade, using the most advanced technological means, as well as good customs practices.” (macauhub)