The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has announced that with effect from February 1, 2007, the GCNET/GCMS declaration will replace the Certificate of Payment of Customs Duties.

A statement signed by the Assistant Commissioner of CEPS in charge of Public Relations, Mrs Annie Anipa, explained that the withdrawal of the certificate had been informed by the fact that declarations made under the GCNET/GCMS completely captured all the essential details of the certificate.

It said henceforth, importers would be required to submit only the importer’s copy of the CEPS Declaration Form to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) for vehicle registration.

The statement further indicated that henceforth, the particulars of vehicles and confirmation of payment of duties and taxes must be accessed directly from the GCNET/GCMS.

It expressed the hope that the discontinuation of the use of the certificate would further simplify the clearance and registration of vehicles.

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