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12.12.2007 General News

CEPS to check stolen vehicles

By myjoyonline

The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service CEPS says it will start implementing a new computerized system for vehicles at the borders from January next year.

A statement by the Chief Collector of CEPS indicates that the new procedure, which is designed to check excessive smuggling of vehicles within ECOWAS will start operating at the Aflao, Elubo and Paga borders while the manual system would still be in use at other stations until further notice.

The new system had been integrated in the GCNet/GCMS. The present Form C59A (revised) for the application for permission to import vehicle for temporary use would be replaced by a computer-generated one.

According to the statement, under the new procedure, applicants would submit their vehicle documents to CEPS' processing officers, who would input the vehicle particulars and the traveler's details into the system and issue a payment slip.

It said the applicant would also be required to present the payment slip to the GCNet partner bank that would further confirm their payment in GCMS.