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The Minister of Finance & the Public Service

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Revenue Protection

Because it is the Law and if we want to enjoy the basic rights of Citizens and receive adequate social benefits we must make our contribution so that the Government can govern efficiently and effectively. 

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Any offences under the customs laws may be prosecuted and any penalty or forfeiture imposed may be sued for, prosecuted and recovered in a court of law. 

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If any duties are outstanding as a result of a concessionary arrangement, the full duties will have to be paid, the goods will be forfeited and you are subject to penalties amounting to not less than treble the import duties payable on the goods nor more than treble the value of the goods. 

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If you attempt to deceive the officers of customs, the goods are liable to be forfeited and you will incur penalty of not less than treble the import duties payable on the goods nor more than treble the value of the goods. 

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You are subject to arrest and prosecution for each offence and/or a penalty of not less than treble the import duties payable on the goods nor more than treble the value of the goods; and all goods in respect of which any offence is committed shall be forfeited.  

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If you make a false declaration on a Customs Document you can be prosecuted and arrested and liable to a penalty not exceeding Five Hundred thousand Dollars or treble the value of the goods to which the offence relates, whichever is greater. 

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As much as possible. Information specific to the breach being reported and the persons involved. What, where, when, how and who. Even if you do not have all the details just tell us what you know, we will do the rest. 

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Yes. The information which we require is related to the offence and the offender not the provider.

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Yes. Our aim is to foster and engender an environment which promotes the identification of breaches to minimize fraud and corruption. 

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No. The functions of both Divisions are separate and have different mandates – The RPD deals primarily with breaches related to Loss of Revenue and enforcement of the relevant Revenue Laws, The Public Service Regulations and The Staff Orders whilst the FID deals primarily with financial crimes, money laundering and asset recovery. 

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Primarily through the identification, and investigation of acts, both internally and externally which are or may be detrimental to the collection of the revenue needed to help sustain the economy, including instances of bribery and corruption. 

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The RPD is responsible for protecting the Government’s Revenue by Minimizing corruption within the Revenue Agencies and improving tax collection and enforcement of Revenue Laws. 

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