Director General of Jordanian Customs lectures at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College


Director General of Jordanian Customs lectures at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College

  Major-General Dr.Waddah Al-Hmoud said that the role of Customs is no longer limited to collecting customs duties, and its role extends to all aspects of economic and social life in addition to achieving economic, social and national security in the country.

This came during his lecture at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College on Monday titled "Tax and Customs Policies" in the presence of RJNDC commandant Brigadier Nasser Mohammad Al Muhairat, directing staff and the scholars in the Defense courses 15 and War courses 24.

He pointed out that the Department is responsible for supporting the national economy, encouraging investment and enhancing the competitiveness of the national industry. It facilitates the trade exchange between the Kingdom and other countries. It also monitors the movement of passengers, goods and means of transport across the borders of the Kingdom using the latest technology, in addition to, Anti-smuggling and reduction of illegal business activities. It takes a part in protection of national security, community and the environment from hazardous substances. And Costumes supports the State treasury with revenue.

He emphasized that customs applied several pilot projects and systems which made it one of the best customs departments, whether at the regional or international level.

 The most important of these projects is the Silver List program, which is a set of conditions and facilities aims to improve the awareness of the private sector of the requirements of customs compliance and allowing small and medium-sized companies to benefit from the facilities and privileges provided by the Customs Department And motivating committed companies with significant commercial activity to apply for the Golden List Program where the number of companies listed in the program are 23 companies. In addition, Customs initiative to build and embody partnership and cooperation with the private sector. This program consists of an integrated system of steps, procedures and work specified by competent and qualified committees to assess voluntary commitment to chain of supplying companies operating in Jordan with customs requirements and international safety requirements.

At the end of the lecture, an open dialogue was held in which the guest speaker answered the questions and enquiries of the scholars.