The Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) has terminated a consulting services contract with Intertek Testing Services Ltd (ITS), a company which, among other services, conducted pre-shipment inspection of imported goods, the AT said.
The contract between the AT and ITS was in place for 20 years, which allowed the tax administration in Mozambique to achieve considerable gains and to create a reliable database on international markets, customs value and tariff classification.
The AT also said in its press release that it now has the essential elements needed to outline sustainable risk profiles, providing valuable information on international markets and tools for improved customs control, minimising the risk of tax evasion, counterfeiting and prohibited goods entering the country.
In response to guidelines for trade facilitation and the adoption of effective controls, the AT has implemented reforms, specifically Non-Intrusive Inspection (using scanners), the Electronic Single Window, Risk Management, Auditing, Post-clearance, Authorised Economic Operator and Sealing of Goods, to assist customs control.
Intertek Testing Services Ltd is part of a British group with headquarters in London, Intertek, which offers services such as inspection, product testing and certification, and Intertek Consumer Goods & Retail has more than 1,000 laboratories in approximately 100 countries. (macauhub)