Consultant on Customs Harmonisation Viliame Raikuna joined the department in 2016 to assist in strengthening the tariff harmonisation system. There were 19 participants at this training.
The training of brokers involves people outside customs such as business operators and those involved in international trade.
“The role of customs is changed. Before it was revenue collections, now it’s more or less compliance issue on trade policy and border management issue and they [brokers] are the one that are the conduit between the importers and the government agencies. They are the link between the two,” Mr Raikuna said.
A broker must be able to read, understand and check the invoice of incoming goods, check where the goods have come from and going to as well as their origin.