20 December 2012

South Sudan: Ministry of Commerce Opens Trade Office At Juba International Airport

Juba — The ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment has established an office at Juba International Airport to monitor the follow trade between South Sudan and the region.

Opening the office within the Juba village cargo yesterday, the Commerce Undersecretary Mr. Simon Nyany Anei underscored the importance of the office saying it will help to check the standards of goods entering the country as well as to ensure people importing the goods have all the necessary documents to do business in the country.

Meanwhile the Director General of Taxation Stephen Matatia said the Juba International Airport office adds to the already existing office at the key border entry points such as Kaya, Nimule with the border to Uganda and Nadapal to Ethiopia.

Mr Matatia said the office will comprise of staff from the directorate of trade and standards. He called for cooperation among other organs of government working at the airport. "We are here as trade, there will be other partners like customs, economic security but all working to attain the same national goals", he said.

The trade office was officially opened by the Mr. Undersecretary Anei on behalf of the minister of commerce Hon. Garang Diing Akuong.

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