Director General of Customs, Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala
Tamanrasset - APS
The new Customs Code is under consideration at the General Secretariat of the Government, announced Monday in In-Guezzam (Tamanrasset, 1970 km south of Algiers), Director General of Customs, Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala.
"The new Customs Code will allow better handling of disputes, encourage investment and facilitate import and export operations," said Bouderbala, in a statement to APS on the sidelines of the working and inspection visit of the Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to the region.
Regarding the fight against smuggling, he said that an "enhanced cooperation" has been established between the customs services and the National Popular Army forces (ANP), noting that "the fuel smuggling has increased in the province Tamanrasset from 72,000 liters in 2013 up to 100,000 liters in 2014.”
He said also that 1,000 new customs officers who will complete their training in November, will be affected in the southern region of the country.