Liberia hosts workshops on electronic tariff platform and commodity classification

16 July 2021

In pursuit of digital transformation of tariff classification work, the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) hosted two workshops on the implementation of an electronic tariff (e-tariff) platform. The workshops were held from 22 to 24 June and from 6 to 8 July 2021 in Monrovia, Liberia. They were organized as 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 itself, the programme of the workshops included a refresher session on the fundamentals of the Harmonized System as well as on some practical aspects of commodity classification. Moreover, participants were introduced to the amendments of the Harmonized System entering into force on 1 January 2022.

The two workshops were attended by 53 officers in total, from across various departments and units whose responsibilities have to do with commodity classification in one way or another, as well as with IT systems used by the LRA. The workshop thus marked an important step in the implementation of the new e-tariff platform by ensuring that the LRA has the required know-how and adequate capacity to administer the new digital tool.

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