Long term technical assistance to the customs department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)

Long term technical assistance to the customs department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)

There are two key purposes of this project:

  1. to facilitate international and regional trade, to increase revenue from customs operations and to enhance the contribution of customs to Liberia's development and budget; and
  2. to improve accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of customs operations and management in Liberia.

Associated with these purposes are three results to be delivered by the project:

  1. increasing revenue collection nationally, including the establishment of a "Centre for Excellence" and pilot upgrade of selected key border posts;
  2. reduce smuggling and fraud through strengthened capacity for anti-smuggling, intelligence & investigation and enforcement;
  3. increased efficiency and enhanced trade facilitation, including reduced average clearance times, throiugh strengthened capacity for management controil and for consistent application of laws, regulations & procedures, in particular promotion of voluntary compliance and post clearance audit operations.

The Long Term Technical Assistance will be delivered through three organisational components:

  1. Support to Headquarters
  2. Support to the Compliance and Enforcement Division
  3. Support to the urban and rural ports.
Sector
Trade facilitation
Domain
European Development Fund
Benefitting zone
Liberia
Nature
Services

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    2 100 500.00

    EU contracted amount

    2 100 500.00

    Duration

    March 2016 - March 2019

    Implementing organisation

    ECORYS UK LIMITED

    Funding instrument

    European Development Fund (EDF)