The Department of Customs and Inland Revenue (DCIR) has recently opened a new office space for its Audit Unit.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Johnny Koanapo launched the new office with a new CCTV Camera to be used at the Port Vila Wharf and an online payment facility for secure and convenient transactions.
Director of DCIR, Harold Tarosa, said a new office was needed due to an increase in the number of staff at the Audit Unit.
It costs Vt400,0000 for DCIR to establish the office space which has a conference facility with access to fiber cable for good internet access.
The Audit Unit plays an important role to ensure compliance to relevant laws and procedures that governs international cargo clearances.
Officers at the unit have a duty to conduct post clearance audits and compliance activities on documents related to imports.
Director Tarosa said the Audit Unit plays a crucial role in revenue generation.
With the current COVID-19 situation, Director Tarosa said DCIR will try its best to maximize revenue collection despite an expected shortfall.