World International Customs Day – 2021

World International Customs Day – 2021

World International Customs Day - 2021

Held annually on the 26th of January, the International Customs Day is a commemoration of the services and role of Customs officers on the global scale.  The Ministry of Customs and Revenue celebrated the International Customs Day 2021 on the 26th January 2021 on the theme “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience for a sustainable supply chain’ as celebrate by all Customs administration with active focus on the following areas:

  1. Recovery by reinforcing collaboration
  2. Renewal by embracing advanced technologies.
  3. Resilience by putting people at the center of change

The commemoration was dedicated to the united efforts of Customs administrations around the world to assist with the coronavirus crisis and support people and businesses by strengthening the global supply chain, reinforcing collaboration, harnessing technology and putting “people” at the center of the transformation process. 

The economic impact of the pandemic on companies has been colossal, with considerable disruption of global supply chains.  The initial general confusion led to a shortage of human resources, as well as additional controls that resulted in delays at borders and the government’s response was taking mitigation measures such as social distancing, quarantine, lockdowns and travel restrictions, which affected many sectors of the economy.  The crisis has proven the importance of coordination of border agencies on the global scale and can be further operationalized in the regional and national levels.  This can be done through the use on many electronic services which the WCO has promoted in years including paperless trade, emerging and enabling technologies based on the use of big data, telematics as well as seamless and accelerated clearances through harmonized clearances for e-commerce trade and the like.  The most importance of all these changes was the people who the MCR work together with, its staff and its key stakeholders, who are regarded as the center of all changes.

In commemorating the International Customs Day 2021, the Ministry of Customs and Revenue, commenced on Wednesday 20th January 2021, a 5-day program consisting of parallel awareness/training programs and consultation sessions focusing primarily on the commitments that Samoa has signed up and operationalized by the Ministry, ongoing projects and work plans relative to the trade facilitation and border security missions of the Ministry.

All 3 Services of the Ministry (Customs, Shared and Inland Revenue) took part in the awareness/training program and consultation were undertaken for Customs Brokers, Shipping Agents and Border Agencies as part of the inclusivity approach under this program.  To attest to the focus on people, the Ministry launched the first part of its official uniform, the polo t-shirts for all staff and we also ought to test the competency of our staff knowledge and understanding captured, through a staff quiz that was conducted via our Ministry ‘Moodle’ site.  To recognize staff achievements, prizes were awarded to the top individual and teams of the Ministry, in a commemorative service that was held for all staff in the Customs Headquarters.  Through this juncture, let me take this opportunity to wish all our officials in Samoa and Customs officers around the world a “Happy International Customs Day 2021.

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Important Notice to all Taxpayers in TIMS Group Three(3)

Important Notice to all Taxpayers in TIMS Group Three(3)

Important Notice to all Taxpayers in TIMS Group Three(3)

As stipulated under Regulation 29 of the Tax Administration (Tax Invoice Monitoring System) Regulations 2020, the Ministry of Customs and Revenue (“The Ministry”) will  specify group of businesses that will be required to comply with all legal requirements under the Regulations. 

The Ministry is pleased to announce that Group Three (3) List is now available on the Ministry’s website www.testing.revenue.gov.ws. All businesses on this list will soon receive  invitation letters to register and attend trainings on specified dates, at selected venues on information about how the system works with emphasis on tax compliance requirements as to avoid hefty penalties. The sessions will also emphasize TIMS’ benefits to Taxpayers, Consumers and Government.

Group 3 is required to go through the main provisions of the Regulations in order to fully understand the requirements and obligations that must be complied with for successful  implementation of TIMS. Taxpayers may access these main provisions of the Regulations via the Ministry’s website at https://www.revenue.gov.ws/home/our-services/inland-revenue-services/tax-invoice-monitoring-service/

As TIMS is a new and unchartered venture for Samoa, the Ministry has compiled a list of questions and answers to help guide businesses in Group 3 and EFD suppliers to ensure that you are implementing your obligations in accordance with the requirements under the Regulations. This document may also be found on the website https://support.tims.revenue.gov.ws/kb/index.php

For more information or enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the TIMS  Project Team on; Telephone 20411 ext. 338 or TIMS Support email tims@revenue.gov.ws or visit our TIMS Support website https://support.tims.revenue.gov.ws/

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Faasilasilaga Taua mo tagata totogi lafoga uma o loo i totonu o le TIMS Vaega Tolu(3)

E pei ona taua i lalo o le Tulafono 29 o le Tulafono Fa’atonutonu o le Fa’afoega o Lafoga (Polokalame Fa’aeleteroni e Mata’itū ai Fa’amatalaga o Oloa Fa’atau mo Lafoga) 2020, o le a fa’ailoa atu e le Matagaluega o Tiute ma Tupe Maua, le lisi o Vaega taitasi o pisinisi aua le usitaia o aiaiga ma manaoga o le Tulafono Faatonutonu.E pei ona taua i lalo o le Tulafono 29 o le Tulafono Fa’atonutonu o le Fa’afoega o Lafoga (Polokalame Fa’aeleteroni e Mata’itū ai Fa’amatalaga o Oloa Fa’atau mo Lafoga) 2020, o le a fa’ailoa atu e le Matagaluega o Tiute ma Tupe Maua, le lisi o Vaega taitasi o pisinisi aua le usitaia o aiaiga ma manaoga o le Tulafono Faatonutonu.

E fiafia le Matagaluega e faasilasila atu le Lisi o le Vaega Tolu(3) o le TIMS ua maea ona lomiina i luga o le upega tafailagi a le Matagaluega www.testing.revenue.gov.ws. O pisinisi uma ua faalauiloa i le Vaega Tolu, o le a taua’aoina atu tusi valaaulia e auai mai i a’oa’oga ma faalauiloa i aso o le a tuuina atu faatasi ai ma nofoaga o le a taua i tusi aua le fa’amatalatalaina atu o le fa’aaogaina o lenei metotia ma vaega moomia ina ia tausisia tulafono e tagata totogi lafoga ma foia ai ni fa’asalaga faamatuuina. O le a fa’apea ona fa’ailoa ai ma itu lelei o le TIMS i le Au Totogi Lafoga, Tagata faatau fa’apea le Malō.

E tatau i pisinisi o lo’o i totonu o le Vaega Tolu(3) ona taga’i i vaega tāua o le Tulafono Fa’atonutonu ina ia malamalama i tulaga mo’omia ma matafaioi (tiute) a vaega taitasi aua le fa’atinoina atoatoa o lenei metotia. O le a mafai ona maua vaega taua o lenei Tulafono Fa’atonutonu i luga o le upega tafailagi a le Matagaluega https://www.revenue.gov.ws/home/our-services/inland-revenue-services/tax-invoice-monitoring-service/

Talu ai o le TIMS o se faiga fou mo Samoa, ua tuufa’atasia e le Matagaluega ni fesili ma tali e fai ma taiala i pisinisi o loo i totonu o le Vaega Tolu(3) fa’apea pisinisi o lo’o fa’atauina masini fa’aeleteroni ina ia mautinoa le atoatoa o le fa’atinoga o tiute a vaega taitasi e pei ona taua i lalo o le Tulafono. E maua lea vaega i luga o la matou upega tafailagi https://support.tims.revenue.gov.ws/kb/index.php

Mo nisi o fa’amatalaga, fa’amolemole fa’afesootai le Vaega a le TIMS i le telefoni 20411 laina 338 poo le TIMS imeli tims@revenue.gov.ws

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Important Notice : 2021 Renewal of Customs Licenses

Important Notice : 2021 Renewal of Customs Licenses

Important Notice : 2021 Renewal of Customs Licenses

1. CUSTOMS CONTROLLED AREAS (CCA)

2. CUSTOMS BROKER OR AGENT

 

We wish to kindly advise ALL our Customs License Holders as listed above, that all your 2020 licenses have expired on 31st December 2020 and you should have renewed license before expiry date.

In the event that you still have not renewed license, please kindly come in now to renew respective license before the 31st January 2021. Failure to renew by 31st January 2021, the Comptroller of Customs will proceed to cancel your respective license.

For the CCA licenses, the expiry date of 31st December is stipulated in Customs Regulations 2015 and pursuant to Parts 3, Section 15 of Customs Act 2014, failure to renew by 31st January 2021 will follow by the cancellation of your license.

For the Customs Broker licenses, the expiry date of 31st December is stipulated in Customs Regulations 2015 and pursuant to Part 18, Section 319 of Customs Act 2014, failure to renew by 31st January 2021 will follow by the cancellation of your license.

For more information please contact – Atitala Gauta or Eseta Vaifale Afaaso on telephone 21561 or email agauta@revenue.gov.ws / evaifale@revenue.gov.ws

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Faasilasilaga Taua : Fa'afouina o Laisene mo auaunaga faale-ofisa o Tiute - 2021

1. LAISENE MO CCAs

2. LAISENE MO CUSTOMS BROKER

 

E fia faailoa atu ma le ava tele mo le au faipisinisi o lo’o umia laisene e faatinoina ai galuega faale-ofisa o tiute e pei ona lisiina atu I luga, ua faamuta nei I le aso 31 Tesema 2020 le aoga o lau laisene 2020 ma sa tatau ona faafouina ao lei maea le aso 31 o Tesema 2020.

Afai e lei fa’afouina lau laisene mo le 2021 I le maea ai o le aso 31 Tesema 2020, faamolemole agai mai loa e fa’afou loa laisene ae lei maea aso faaopoopo e faagata I le aso 31 Ianuari 2021. O lou le usitaia o lenei faasilasilaga i le maea ai o le aso 31 Ianuari 2021, o le a agai loa le Ofisa Sili o le Matagaluega, e fa’aleaogaina lau laisene.

Mo laisene CCAs (Customs Controlled Areas), e aiaia I le Tulafono Faatonutonu o tiute 2015 le aso 31 Tesema e maea ai le aoga o le laisene mo le 2020 ae o le Tulafono o Tiute 2014, Vaega 3, parakarafa 15, e fa’aleaogina ai se laisene pe’a maea le aso 31 Ianuari 2021 e lei fa’afouina le laisene tiute o lau pisinisi.

Mo laisene mo Customs Broker, e aiaia I le Tulafono Faatonutonu o Tiute 2015 le aso 31 Tesema e maea ai le aoga o le laisene mo le 2020 ae o le Tulafono o Tiute 2014. Vaega 18, parakarafa 319, E fa’aleaogaina ai se laisene pe’a maea le aso 31 o Ianuari 2021 e lei fa’afouina le laisene tiute o lau pisinisi.

Mo nisi fa’amatalaga, fa’amolemole fa’afesootai mai Atitala Gauta po o Eseta Vaifale Afaaso I le telefoni 21561 poo le emeli:agauta@revenue.gov.ws / evaifale@revenue.gov.ws

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