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Revenue & Customs receives award for supporting Regional Tax Administration Development

14th September, 2018

The Revenue and Customs was recognized for its support towards the development of Regional Tax Administrations at the annual Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) Awards last night.

The award for “Supporting Regional Tax Administration Development” was received by the Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Mr. Visvanath Das from IMF Technical Assistance Advisor Mr. Charles Jenkins.

“Whilst we have a mandate to improve our own efficiencies, we also want our fellow tax and customs administrations in the region to develop and modernize. And in the globalized environment which we are now operating in, there really is no magic recipe. We each need to find the solutions and adjustments which fits best in our individual organization’s context”, Mr. Das said.

“At Revenue and Customs, we have realized the need to benchmark against international best practices and undergo independent assessments and evaluation of our systems and processes. We have also been fortunate to have very supportive development partners who have shared with us their experience and practices to develop new frameworks and improve on existing frameworks and practices”.

“I appreciate the recognition that Revenue and Customs has received and I also affirm that we are continuing on our journey towards world class. People is the first strategic focus area of our Organization’s Strategic Plan and all our achievements including this one are the result of our people’s efforts and commitment. Therefore, this award is dedicated to 800 dedicated staff in our 10 offices around the country”, the CEO stressed.

“We will continue to strive for outstanding customer service, a satisfied and high-performance workforce and modernized and relevant processes and laws enabled by smart technology that will help Fiji and the Pacific grow”, he concluded.

The Annual Awards recognizes the efforts of Pacific Island countries whose financial tax organizations continue to create a benchmark for other Pacific Island Countries.

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