The Maldives Customs service continues to work relentlessly towards effectively meeting our mandated functions,within the compliance-facilitation grid, through continuously improving competency in human resources management, enhancing the capacity of law-enforcement and development in tandem with increasing level of technology assimilation. The target is creation and sustenance of a working environment conducive to good governance through.
In Male, Customs services are principally provided at Velana International Airport and at Male Commercial Harbour. The number of regional Customs offices are also being increased to keep pace with the growth of international commercial activities in other atolls.
It is envisaged that the current Strategic Plan (2014-2018) will draw Maldives Customs Service’s Roadmap for continued improvement by collectively working towards the same goal. As such the strategic plan has been formulated on focus areas to meet the challenges posed by increase in trade and travel flow by adapting new approaches with the available resources. Accordingly, four focus areas have been identified: Human Resource Development, Facilitation, risk Management and Enforcement, and Partnership with Stakeholders. Each focus area will highlight the strategies and expected milestones within a given time frame.
Through our website, we have expanded our interactive horizons and entered the age of e-business via the conduit of information communication technology. I have no doubt that this interface portal would contribute further to achieve enhanced integration of Customs functions in the multilateral trading system, contributing towards increased efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in the delivery of trade-related services as well as in our social protection role.