Asycuda System Back Online

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the Customs and Excise Department’s ASYCUDA++ System is back online and fully accessible. Acting Comptroller of Customs, Annette Weekes, has invited importers and exporters to go online and access the system to conduct their business. The system experienced a surge in usage yesterday, resulting in difficulties being experienced across the platform. Those have …

Heavy Traffic Resulting In Delays With ASYCUDA

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that a surge in usage on the ’s ASYCUDA++ System has resulted in some further difficulties being experienced. As a result, importers and exporters are experiencing delays in processing their documents. Acting Comptroller of Customs, Annette Weekes, explained that persons trying to access the system were either being “knocked off”, or cashiers …

Customs’ Warrens Office Closed May 18 & 25

bgis Ministry News

The public is advised that the office of the Customs and Excise Department, located at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, will be closed for industrial cleaning, tomorrow, Friday, May 18, and on Friday, May 25. Normal business hours will resume on the first working day following the industrial cleanup. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. Customs & Excise Department …

More Persons Need Training In Customs

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, believes a group of people should be trained in the basics of customs work so Government could draw on those resources when the need arises. Mr. Sinckler expressed this view over the weekend while addressing the Customs Brokers’ Annual General Meeting at the Small Business Centre in Fontabelle. “We need a cadre of persons in …

Further Upgrade For ASYCUDA System

Sharon Austin Top Stories

This island’s Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, has reiterated Government’s commitment to improving business facilitation in Barbados. Mr. Sinckler made the comments over the weekend, as he addressed the annual general meeting of the Customs Brokers, at the Small Business Centre in Fontabelle. Mr. Sinckler told his audience: “Government is mindful that economic growth and development cannot be achieved without …

Transition Delays Costing Barbados

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The delay in the Customs Department transitioning into the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is costing the country. This disclosure came from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, over the weekend as he addressed the annual general meeting of the Customs Brokers at the Small Business Centre in Fontabelle. Mr. Sinckler told the gathering: “What has happened because of those delays is …

Training For Immigration Officers

Joy Springer Ministry News

Immigration officers will be among frontline personnel attending a training workshop in customer service from Monday, January 9, to Friday, January 13. The workshop, which is being coordinated by Compete Caribbean, will be conducted by immigration consultant, William Yates. It targets frontline personnel who interact daily with visitors at Barbados’ ports of entry. Other participants will be drawn from the …