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GCC Customs Union settlement of duties and taxes to reach the Cloud

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of a Customs Union with other five countries in the region. These countries are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman. This Union is called the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). As part of this Customs Union each country is responsible for collection of customs duty upon entry of foreign-origin goods into its domain. This is called the First Entry Point. If these goods are subsequently dispatched (wholly or partially) to another GCC country (Destination Country) for consumption then it is the responsibility of the first GCC country through its national Customs administration to remit the duty to the destination GCC country. The remitted duty is proportional to the value of re-exported goods.

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E-Payment in Cote d’Ivoire

A presentation of the Electronic Payment facility that reinforces the effectiveness of the electronic Single Window for Trade was delivered at the Chamber of Commerce in Abidjan on July 7th, 2015.

The e-payment facility will be launched very shortly and will allow trade operators to undertake all payments related to foreign trade such as online payments of customs duties and taxes, payments related to the issuance of authorizations and licenses.

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Côte d’Ivoire Single Window for Trade

Webb Fontaine operates a unique model of Electronic Single Window for Trade, in close cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire Customs. The Trade Portal offers a wide range of services for companies, declarants, commercial banks, carriers, shipping agents and regulatory agencies.

Thanks to the company’s innovative technology, the Trade Portal offers several modules, including a web based user interface which acts as an interactive client of AsycudaWorld for the capture, verification and submission of Customs declarations and manifests.

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2015 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition

6-8 May 2015, Bahamas – Webb Fontaine participates in the 2015 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition.
Theme: Inclusiveness Through Information Technologies / IT for an Inclusive Approach in Connecting Customs and Other Stakeholders in Inter – and Intra-Regional Trade.

Bahamas Prime Minister his excellency Mr Perry Christie visits Webb Fontaine at the 2015 WCO IT conference

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WCO awards a Certificate of merit to Webb Fontaine Côte d’Ivoire

26 January 2015 – WCO awards a Certificate of merit to Webb Fontaine Côte d’Ivoire for Outstanding Services rendered to the International Customs Community.

Abidjan, January 26th, 2015

Webb Fontaine Côte d'Ivoire, WCO award
Mr Serge MANOUAN, General Manager of Webb Fontaine Côte d’Ivoire receiving the award from Mr Souleymane SANGARE, Director of the Regional Office of Capacity Building (ROCB/WCO)

This year’s International Customs Day was held on January 26th at CGECI headquarters, under the theme ‘the coordinated management of borders, a participatory approach for all relevant stakeholders’.



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