Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) aimed at enhancing border patrols.
The pact is aimed at guarding against entry of uncertified products into the country and curbing illegal importation of goods.
Following the signing of the agreement, the entities will be sharing information.
MBS Director General, Symon Mandala, said the move will help MBS enhance its capacity in checking imports and exports.
“With the signing of this memorandum and integration into the Asycuda World, it means that our issues can be dealt with by the system even if we are not physically present at some places,” Mandala said.
MRA Commissioner General, Gray Thom Malata, said the partnership will not only enhance efficiency of the regulators but also consumer protection.
“We work hand in hand with MBS to protect the public and the country from receiving prohibited products or products of low quality. Through the system, MBS will be able to see what is coming into the country and do their work,” Malata said.