DILI, 30 january 2024 (TATOLI) – The 37th Meeting of the Customs Directors General of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) is taking place until february 2 at the Ministry of Finance, in Dili.
Kelly Morgero, a tax auditor of the Federal Revenue of Brazil said that meetings allow the directors-general of customs to discuss the main challenges in controlling world trade.
Deputy Minister of Finance, Felícia Carvalho, hoped that this 37th meeting would generate “new ideas” that would contribute to the development of the customs authorities.
She said that the topic to be presented by Timor-Leste will also include the information and documents from the National Single Window, a portal of the Timor-Leste Customs Authority, which facilitates access to information and documents related to trade.
According to the Commissioner of the Timor-Leste’s Customs Authority, José Abílio, this meeting aims to improve cooperation between CPLP countries, within the scope Community’s Customs Strategic Plan and Technical Assistance and Cooperation Integrated Program (PICAT) which was established to enhance supportive actions among CPLP members.
Present at the event were the Inspector of the Tax Authority of the Permanent Secretariat of Customs of the CPLP, Paula Pereira, the Secretary General of the Conference of Directors General of Customs of the CPLP, Rui Candeias Canha, the Director General of the Customs Management Area of the Portuguese Tax Authority, Ana Paula Raposo, the President of the General Tax Administration Council of Angola, José Leiria, the Director General of Cape Verde Customs, Osvaldo Rocha, the Director of the Port of Cape Verde, Helderberto Ribeiro, among others.
Several topics will be presented during the event, including The Importance of Angola’s Lobito Corridor; Brazil’s Remessa Conforme Program; Equatorial Guinea’s Risk Assessment; The Role of Customs Protection; Portugal’s Environmental Policy; and Timor-Leste’s Experience with the Single Window.
Journalist: Jose Belarmino de Sa
Editor: Filomeno Martins