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National Customs Enforcement Network Training

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) in collaboration with World Customs Organization (WCO) is training Customs Officers on the use of National Customs Enforcement Network or most commonly known as nCEN.

Developed by the WCO, the nCEN application gives Customs administrations the ability to collect, store, analyse and disseminate law enforcement information more efficiently at the national level, in order to establish robust intelligence capabilities and enhance profiling.

“Through the adoption of the nCEN, administrations have the ability to manage information on all aspect of their law-enforcement functions, including seizures and offences and suspected persons or business entities, within a modern national system that can be standalone or used in a networked environment,” FRCS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Visvanath Das said. 

“The Information Communication Interface (Icomm) included in nCEN allows administrations to exchange data with other nCEN users provided the existence of a legal premise, or to transfer the non-nominal components of the data directly to the global CEN database,” Mr. Das said.

Mr. Das said in order to face the challenges of the digital age, Customs administrations must commit to continuous improvement and modernization of their procedures and operational techniques.

“In a global economy based on information computerization, the nCEN enables Customs administrations to take large steps on the path to good governance, trade facilitation, stricter law enforcement and ultimately sustainable development and economic growth,” he said.

Mr. Das acknowledged WCO for their contribution towards the training.

WCO Facilitator Ms. Agnes Butrym-Bielatko said the network gives opportunity not only to collect the data but efficiently use this data for targeting and profiling.

More than 40 WCO member countries are using nCEN.

The training will conclude this Friday.

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