In pursuit of digital transformation of tariff classification work, the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has commenced preparations for the implementation of an electronic tariff (e-tariff) platform, according to the World Customs Organisation.
Part of the preparation was recent workshops which are part of the ongoing project of creating a web-based e-tariff platform in Liberia, with the support of the EU-WCO Programme for the Harmonized System in Africa (HS-Africa Programme).
The main objective of the workshops was to prepare LRA staff for the upcoming implementation of the new e-tariff platform, which has reached the final testing phase and is expected to go live in early September 2021. Participants were introduced to all the essential aspects of the functioning of the platform, the manner in which it will be used, maintained, and kept up to date.
Apart from the technical information related to the e-tariff platform, participants were refreshed on the fundamentals of the Harmonized System as well as on some practical aspects of commodity classification. Moreover, they were introduced to the amendments of the Harmonized System entering into force on 1 January 2022.