JICA launches Capacity building project for NRA

By: Martha David

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA has signed a new project for Capacity development of South Sudan Customs for introduction of International Harmonized System Code Phase 2.

Speaking before the signing Ceremony, the Acting commissioner General for National Revenue Authority [NRA] Erjok Bullen Geu said the project will benefit more than 2,000 custom officers in the country.  

He added that much training have been done for the smooth work of NRA in the Country supported by Japanese government to guide the higher stage of customs administration which enables further economic and social development in South Sudan.

“We are going to implement the project as requested, we in custom division are ready to deliver what need to be delivered,” he said.  

JICA Chief Representative Tomonari Shinaya said the objective of the project is to make sure the collection reach the international standards in all points of the country. 

“The project is to enhance the capacity of customs tariff collection system toward adaption of international standard in the main border points including Juba and Nimule,” he added.

He added that a number of guidelines will be introduced based on the Harmonized System, as well as newly introducing the classification system for Rule of Origin.

Mr Shinaya pointed out that custom Officials and clearing Agencies will be trained through the project.

He encouraged the NRA and custom department officials to work hard for successful implementation of the project and the commitment will contribute to the personal organizational improvement of the institution.

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