Sunday, April 11, 2021

    BD 41 million paid electronically for customs duties and taxes in 2020

    The proceeds of e-payments for customs duties and taxes has exceeded BD 40 million in 2020, Customs Affairs Director General of Planning and Administrative Affairs Shaikh Turki bin Duaij Al Khalifa has said.

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    This is a tangible and clear reflection of constructive cooperation between Customs Affairs and Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to achieve electronic transformation in the customs sector, he said.

    Shaikh Turki said that statistics indicated a remarkable use of the “paying customs duties and taxes” service.

    Since its launch in August and until the end of the year, 48,494 transactions were recorded, through which BD 40,481,844 were paid.

    Shaikh Turki hailed the constructive cooperation between the Customs and the iGA in order to achieve the digitalization of the Customs services in line with the directives of Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.

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