PNG Customs

Deliver more on revenue collection: Lupari

He told the Customs officers on November 20 that the successful delivery of the 2018 budget is in the hands of PNG Customs and Internal Revenue Commission (IRC).

“The Government wouldn’t have delivered its policies, programs and basic services to our people if you and IRC did not deliver the projected revenue in the 2018 money plan,” stated Lupari.

“You and IRC are the most important Government agencies in the public service. 

For national security, hold that container: Basil

Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil, says the semi-automatic firearms, which were seized by Customs in Lae in October, must continue to be quarantined at Igam Barracks, where they are currently being held.

Basil said the circumstances surrounding how the firearms were brought in was suspicious, especially on the eve of the elections. He alleges that the guns may be used by political opponents.

“We are calling on the hierarchy of Igam Barracks please, hold that container for national security.

Pruaitch calls for strengthening of Government’s PPP

Speaking today at the launch of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) software programs in Port Moresby, PNG Customs boss Ray Paul on behalf of Pruaitch said such software programs will provide a competitive environment.

“It is through such that we will provide a competitive environment that is conducive to promoting trade and investment in our country resulting in increased fiscal economic performance and macro-economic growth.”

Basil questions importation of 280 semi-automatic guns

The Pangu Party Leader made these comments following media reports of confiscation of military grade weapons by PNG Customs because of no declaration.  

Government Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, who also heads the National Security Advisory Council, said the guns belong to the Police. 

“Lupari's statement doesn't add up, something is wrong here,” Basil stated.

“The non-declaration act alone by the private company breaches the Customs Act, whether a government agency or a private sector, those breaches are serious in nature.

ACP reports influx of illegal immigrants

In a statement, Assistant Commissioner Border Command Donald Yamasombi, says the lack of patrol boats along the West Sepik border area has allowed easy, undetected access for the illegal immigrants.

“On July 19, three Indonesian adults and one juvenile crossed the border by boat to Wutung where the PNG Defence Force, based at the checkpoint, apprehended them and brought them to the police station. 

“They have been arrested and charged according to the PNG Migration Act and have been sentenced to three months hard labour and fined K2000 in cash each.”

Offices join forces to monitor Milne Bay waters

Police in Milne Bay together with the National Fisheries Authority as well as the PNG Customs are working together after five illegal fishing vessels were spotted by villagers off the outer coastal islands of the province.

PNG Customs dressed up for finals

The team made up of female employees, spouses and dependants got a timely moral boost from PNG Customs commissioner Ray Paul yesterday.       

PNG Customs 1 plays NICTA and PNG Customs 2 to challenge NCDC 2 in the preliminary finals of the National Capital District Public Servants Netball competition tomorrow (Saturday).

Senior player Tomon Peter said, the netball competition helps them to socialize and stay fit.

She said as underdogs they surprised their opponents with their final placing in the back end of the season.

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Church partnership boosted in East New Britain

Raluana LLG in the Kokopo district, East New Britain Province has established its Council of Churches.

PNG Customs and NICTA to impose heavy fines for illegal ICT goods

PNG Customs and NICTA to impose heavy fines for illegal ICT goods

PNG Customs and ICT industry regulator, NICTA, today issued the warning as a result of the growing illegal and mainly substandard radio communication equipment and devices flooding PNG.

These unapproved ICT apparatus and devices are mainly of low quality and are not durable.

The public has been urged to refrain from buying them and report to Customs or NICTA those involved in the import, sale or supply of the illegal merchandise.  

Customs officers and NICTA inspectors will step up presence and surveillance at ports of entry and border areas of the country.