Guinea-Bissau’s customs service expects to raise US$65 million in 2015

4 September 2015

Guinea-Bissau’s Directorate-General for Customs expects to raise 38 billion CFA francs (US$65 million) in fees charged by December, its Director-General said in Bissau.

Rosa Cá said that between January and august Customs had collected, 30 billion CFA francs and added that the forecast for the entire year exceeds the amount collected in 2014 of 27 billion CFA francs (US$46.2 million).

The Director-General of Customs also said that the political crisis experienced in August had no impact on revenue, which reached 3 billion CFA francs against 2 billion CFA francs in the same month of 2014.

Rosa Cá also gave assurances that the Customs services were in “good health” in terms of their key role of revenue collection. (macauhub/GW)