Mr. Victor Recinos
MESSAGE FROM THE COMPTROLLER OF CUSTOMS
The role of the Belize Customs and Excise Department is to develop and
implement an integrated set of policies and procedures that ensure increased
safety and security, as well as developing the necessary platform to promote
effective trade facilitation and revenue collection.
It is the view of this customs administration that legitimate
international trade is an essential driver for economic prosperity. We are fully
aware of the importance of ultimately achieving a digital customs whereby additional
automation and enhanced electronic activity would positively contribute to the
improved coordination of our customs activities, and thus ultimately transform
the way customs will operate.
The new challenges of the 21st Century demand a new concept of
customs to customs cooperation, real time collaboration between customs administration,
and also between customs and the trading community in facilitating legitimate trade.
We are all of the belief that the panacea to achieve this concept by the global customs
fraternity is the creation of an international “e-customs” network that will ensure seamless,
real-time and paperless flow of information and connectivity.
This administration hereby pledge their commitment to our most valuable resource,
our officers whom we will ensure have every opportunity to be a part of our continuous capacity building,
in an attempt to enhance their competence, so that they may possess the ability to positively impact
and transform the customs landscape.
We also commit as an organization to continue our quest to identify additional strategies
to improve professionalism, technical aptitude, responsiveness, and a better working relationship with the trading
community and the public.
The Belize Customs & Excise Department will continue to ensure its key role in realizing the
organization’s vision, to be recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in customs administration and
service, as well as meeting the needs of customs and the international trading community.