Ship processing times reduced by half in Cabo Verde

3 April 2014

The new procedures adopted by customs services in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) will make it possible to reduce, by half, the time it takes to process long haul ships that use the archipelago’s ports, the director-general of Customs, Marino Andrade told Cabo Verde Radio.

Mentioning measures to modernisation customs services that are underway, as well as their implications to improve Cabo Verde’s business climate, Andrade also said that the new procedures would make it possible for the Economic Regulation Agency to collect more accurate data for setting maximum fuel prices for end consumers.

Processing of goods ahead of time, prior electronic registration of ships and more regular management of oil products warehouses are some of the measures intended to modernise the services provided.

In a statement the Ministry for Finance and Planning said that the since 1 April the Directorate-General for Customs had been processing goods and electronically registering ships even before they arrived in Cabo Verde.

These measures, which have been tested, have modernised the services provided to economic operators and will improve the business climate, according to an official statement. (macauhub)