Customs Technical Liaison Committee
Constitution and Mandate
- The role of the CTLC shall be to assist and advise the Commission in its work.
- The Terms of Reference for the Customs Technical Liaison Committee comprises generic and specific aspects.
- Provide technical advice to the Commission on customs and other related matters.
- Monitor the implementation of the SACU Agreement and its Annexes in so far as they relate to customs and other related matters, with a view to advising Commission.
- Support and facilitate the establishment and operation of SACU institutions provided for in the SACU Agreement.
- Facilitate the development and propose amendments to Annexes relating to customs and other related matters.
- Appoint task teams, where necessary, to facilitate the work of the CTLC.
- Carry out all duties and perform all functions assigned to it by the Commission.
- Make proposals, from time to time, to Commission for any amendments to the Terms of Reference.
- Provide advice to Commission on the strategic direction for Customs development in the SACU region.
- Facilitate the development of measures to ensure the proper application of the Common External Tariff, excise policies and customs laws in Member States.
- Assist in the development and implementation of harmonized and simplified Customs policies, instruments and operational procedures.
- Facilitate cooperation between the SACU Customs administrations in support of trade facilitation and reduced transaction costs.
- Facilitate the development of strategies to support capacity building initiatives among SACU Customs Administrations.
- Facilitate the development of a coordinated Customs Operations Strategy and Joint Controls programme.
- Facilitate the establishment of one-stop border posts within SACU.
- Facilitate the introduction of a Single Administrative Document as a multi-purpose declaration for the importation, exportation and transit movement of goods.
- Facilitate the exchange of information between Customs Administrations.
- Provide an input into the negotiation of Trade Agreements with third parties.
- Monitoring performance against the WCO Framework of Standards which all members have committed to in terms of Customs to Customs and Customs to Business pillars.