Bill passed

The Senate this evening passed an amendment to the Customs Act authorizing the Comptroller of Customs to make post-clearance audits.

The amendment empowers the Comptroller or any person authorized by him to inspect goods, “to ascertain the accuracy of the particulars contained in the declaration”, after releasing the goods at the port of entry into Barbados.

Among the powers that the Comptroller can give to an officer is to “by day or by night . . . enter into and search any house, shop, cellar, warehouse, room, or other place, and inspect and search the premises as well as any goods, books and documents found therein, whether the books are in manual or electronic format”.

3 Responses to Bill passed

  1. Mac10 May 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    ….Among the powers that the Comptroller can give to an officer is to “by day or by night . . . enter into and search any house, shop, cellar, warehouse, room, or other place, and inspect and search the premises as well as any goods, books and documents found therein, whether the books are in manual or electronic format”…..

    Glad to see there is no room for abuse, intimidate or corruption in there at all, nope, none what so ever!!!!!!!!

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  2. not picker May 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Are you being sarcastic,? All the things you say ,abuse, corruption, intimidation etc… tell me that this is a breeding ground for all the above and more?

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  3. R May 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    That’s insane! Think I will just spend and vacation in a place more free and normal like Cuba.

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