Long Term Technical Assistance to the Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)
27/06/2018 - 00:00
Project of Technical Assistance in Liberia
There are two key purposes of this project:
to facilitate international and regional trade, to increase revenue from customs operations and to enhance the contribution of customs to Liberia's development and budget; and
to improve accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of customs operations and management in Liberia.
Associated with these purposes are three results to be delivered by the project:
increasing revenue collection nationally, including the establishment of a "Centre for Excellence" and pilot upgrade of selected key border posts;
reduce smuggling and fraud through strengthened capacity for anti-smuggling, intelligence & investigation and enforcement;
increased efficiency and enhanced trade facilitation, including reduced average clearance times, throiugh strengthened capacity for management controil and for consistent application of laws, regulations & procedures, in particular promotion of voluntary compliance and post clearance audit operations.
The Long Term Technical Assistance will be delivered through three organisational components:
Support to Headquarters
Support to the Compliance and Enforcement Division
Support to the urban and rural ports.
Total Cost (EUR): 2 100 500
EU contracted amount (EUR): 2 100 500
Duration: March 2016 - March 2019
Implementing organisation: ECORYS UK LIMITED
Funding Instrument: European Development Fund (EDF)