Mr. Walid Abdulaziz Al-Sabbagh, Director General of the General Administration for Customs Clearance and Services, stated that he is in line with the government’s work program by focusing on economic sectors, including logistical services, as well as based on the objectives and initiatives of the strategic plan for customs affairs for the years (2021-2024) in Enhancing the principles of mutual trust with committed customs affairs clients through facilitation programs. Customs Affairs has issued the Post-Audit and Commitment Manual, which targets all partners from the economic sectors in the field of national industries, import and logistics services.
He pointed out that this issuance came under the directives of Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Customs, in order to ensure that the procedures are documented with full transparency and clarity, and with the aim of establishing institutional work in order to achieve the principle of sustainability and the basic partnership in supporting entrepreneurship in the business sector for the purposes of progress in logistical performance indicators, through the adoption and implementation of Best international practices that take into account modernity, development and prosperity in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Al-Sabbagh also emphasized that the exercise of post-audit is one of the means to facilitate cross-border trade by allowing all partners to join the facilitation programs, whether from medium or small companies in addition to large companies, which will positively affect the facilitation of the procedures and movement of goods at customs ports from By reducing cost and effort, which in turn contributes to encouraging investment in the Kingdom of Bahrain and takes into account harmony with the Economic Vision 2030.
It is noteworthy that the guide for the subsequent audit and commitment is divided into three chapters, where the first chapter includes the requirements for joining the facilitation programs and the rights and obligations of the sectors in accordance with the legislation in the Kingdom of Bahrain and international agreements in simplifying customs procedures and facilitating international trade in addition to expanding the provision of facilities for the movement of goods through customs ports. In the Kingdom of Bahrain for committed companies, as for the second chapter, it includes a guide to keeping records in accordance with the accounting systems and compliance standards, which guides all partners on how to reach high degrees of commitment, and the third chapter includes methods of classifying companies according to the degree of compliance in addition to the procedures for ex-auditing and how to evaluate the systems Commercial companies that take into account the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Corona pandemic through remote post-audit or the so-called mail audit, which is considered one of the modern methods of post-audit.
Source: Bahrain News Agency