GHANA, US CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIONS SIGN MOU ON SHARING OF EXPERTISE

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the United States Customs and Border Protection Service have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share expertise in Customs administration matters.

The MoU was signed here Thursday by the visiting Commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection Service, Gil Kerlikowske, on behalf of the US and John Vianney Kuudamnuru, the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the GRA, for Ghana.

The MoU will build on the existing partnership between the two agencies, which has culminated in more than 100 Ghanaian border patrol personnel being trained by their US counterparts in 2016.

Kerlikowske said the MoU would provide a framework on which to further strengthen the partnership with Ghana.

“This memorandum of understanding is particularly helpful in many ways for continuing what is a robust and important trade relationship between two Customs authorities,” he said, adding that it would also support other efforts which were just as important to both the governments of Ghana and the US, including anti-narcotics, combating human trafficking, and smuggling of hazardous materials.

Kuudamnuru said the US Customs administration and other US government agencies had already provided numerous capacity-building and training programmes to the GRA, under a long-standing partnership.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.