December 06 2017 10:43 p
The General Customs Authority announced on Wednesday that revenues for the current year will rise to trillion and 14 billion dinars until 31/10/2017 after revenues were estimated at 559 billion dinars last year, expected to reach revenues to trillion and 200 billion dinars by the end of this year .
"The increase in revenues is more than double and the number achieved is the first in the history of the Authority and reflects the success of the new procedures, especially after the application of the Tariff Law in January 2016," said Munther Abdul Amir Asad Haider, director of the General Customs Authority.
"This revenue boom has been achieved despite the decrease in the volume of imports and the poor financial situation of the country. This is evidence of the efficiency of collection compared to last year," Haidar said, adding that "the statistics in the department of planning and follow-up in the department confirm these figures and their susceptibility to increase."
"Among the measures that helped to increase the volume of imports start to activate the anti-corruption file and work on the principle of punishing the abuser and accounting negligence and reconsider the efficiency and distribution of workers at the level of border customs centers."