Beluluane Industrial Park (BIP) in collaboration with the Mozambique Tax Authority (AT), inaugurated Customs facilities based at PIB to accommodate the needs of the companies in the park.
In his inauguration speech, the Deputy Director General of Customs, Inocêncio Mota said that, “The handing over of the keys and the respective inauguration reflect the commitment and selflessness that our partners have for great causes, specifically those that directly benefit the State, with a view to creating infrastructural conditions for better convenience for Customs.”
The Deputy Director General, added that the opening of a Customs office in a province with the largest industrial park in the country is an enormous pride. This infrastructure will be dedicated to the processing of documentation coming from companies operating in the Beluluane Industrial Park, and will ease the flow of processing dispatches.
Onório Boane, General Manager of the Beluluane Industrial Park mentioned that “The role of Customs is essential in improving the business environment for companies based in the Beluluane Industrial Park. We thank the Revenue Authority for establishing its services in the Park and believe this will be an extremely beneficial step and will contribute to the productivity of the companies based here.”
“The inauguration represents an important step towards providing better services to investors looking to set up in Beluluane Industrial Park as well as those already established,” added Onório Boane.
Representing the companies of the Beluluane Industrial Park, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Star Steel, David Scheepers, expressed his satisfaction with this act.
“We are happy with the presence of Customs closer to our companies, and this is an extremely important step for our activities, without a doubt it will have a positive impact on our activities”.
The inauguration of the Customs office in the Beluluane Industrial Park was followed by a workshop held by the Tax Authority for the companies based in the Beluluane Industrial Park to reflect on the Ministerial Diploma 202/2010 of 24 November among other normative documents that regulate the Tax and Customs Regime of the Special Economic Zones and the Industrial Free Zones. The Tax Authority liaised with various stakeholders with the objective of improving the relationship between the parties and making the processes more flexible, including the entry and exit of goods in what is the largest and oldest Industrial Free Trade Zone in the country.