|May 24, 2013|
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the Customs Department of the Turks and Caicos Islands. As the newly appointed Collector of Customs, I welcome and seek your feedback on new ideas of those who visit the site, in an effort to promote the Department that collect and manage more than 38% of the Turks and Caicos Islands' Revenue; in addition to facilitating legitimate trade and international travel, as well as also preventing and interdicting illegal drugs and any other prohibited and restricted goods.
As the global financial crisis continues to presents challenges to small Island economies, the Customs Department would mark another significant milestone in the modernization of its operations. As we embark upon the full implementation of Asycuda World which promises to revolutionize the way in which the Department facilitates trade during these difficult economic times. The full implementation of Asycuda World will ultimately reform and enhance the customs clearing process.
'Efficiency' is our intention through this website, as we endeavor to build a more harmonious relationship with our stakeholders and indeed the wider community. It is our objective that this website would also make the process of retrieving goods and services friendlier, more efficient and less time consuming.
To our valued stakeholders, I encourage you to be patient with Asycuda World, this new customs clearance system. I know that it is sometimes difficult for us to adjust to new methods of doing business, but Asycuda World will ultimately provide a more efficient and productive means of providing the quality service that you have grown to expect.
I encourage the public to take full advantage of this website as many more additions would be added in the coming months in an effort to cater to the wider travelling community as it is envisage that this would make their travelling experience more enjoyable and hassle free.
Thank you for your feedback and comments, and May God continue to bless you.
Mr. Stuart B Taylor
Collector of Customs
Turks and Caicos Islands