The governments of Maldives and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the exchange of pre-arrival information for trade facilitation and control of customs over goods.
|MoU between India and Maldives on Exchange of Pre-Arrival Information for Facilitation of Trade and Customs Control on Goods|
With an aim to boost institutional links between customs departments and support trade facilitation for businesses in both countries, the “Exchange of Pre-Arrival Information for Facilitation of Trade and Customs Control on Goods” MoU was signed on behalf of the Maldivian government by the Commissioner General of Customs at the Maldives Customs Service, Abdulla Shareef, whereas Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in India, M. Ajit Kumar signed on behalf of the neighboring country.
The MoU signed to facilitate faster clearance of goods and enhance customs control will provide a framework for exchange of pre-arrival cargo data contained in customs documents submitted during export. This will reduce the time period for customs procedures and improve forms and methods of customs control on goods.