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LRA Freeport Offices Still Open

MONROVIA, December 17 (LINA) - The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says its Freeport of Monrovia and all customs and tax offices across the country remain opened to the public for normal business contrary to rumors that activities at the Freeport have been shut down.

The LRA also said that the European Union is not conducting any customs inspection services at the Freeport of Monrovia or at any other customs offices in Liberia as has been claimed in the media by few importers.

The European Union, at the request of the Government of Liberia, is providing the LRA Customs Department technical assistance worth over two million euros through a private consulting firm, according to a LRA release.

The LRA, through technical coaching by the contract consultants, has been able to independently uncover potential revenue leakage at the Freeport of Monrovia.

The source of the revenue leakage is several small scale importers mainly from China and the United States who have provided false declarations and fake commercial invoices to customs.

None of the shipments in question underwent the required pre-shipment inspection, contrary to claims in the media by the few importers.

The LRA reminded the business community and public that false declaration and fake documentation is a crime punishable by the Laws of Liberia, and encouraged everyone to make voluntary and truthful declarations to the tax authority in order to avoid embarrassment.

The LRA remains at the service of the business community and the public for tax education as the Authority facilitates legitimate trade in a fair, lawful and transparent manner.

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