Customs and Excise Department Celebrates International Customs Day with Belize City Forum
International Customs Day is today, and the Customs and Excise Department celebrated the event with a forum in Belize City. The forum featured presentations from Dr. Leroy Almendarez of BELTRAIDE and Janelle Thomas-Sharp Legal Advisor for the Financial Intelligence Unit. Comptroller of Customs Estella Bailey-Leslie said that the day helps to highlight the strategic partnerships that the department has made over the years to advance its work.
She also spoke on initiatives that the department has rolled out to improve relations with stakeholders, including its Trusted Trader Programme.
International Customs Day is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the World Customs Organization.