Promoted by Pernod Ricard Mozambique and the Association of Producers and Importers of Alcoholic Beverages (APIBA), the seminar, which aimed to provide and develop an alignment between the Tax Authority and taxable persons by promoting an interpretation and application of legal instruments, at the level of procedures to be observed in their application of the sealing regulation, took place on July 27 in the city of Chimoio, and was attended by customs professionals.
The legal instruments relating to the issues of sealing of alcoholic beverages subject to the use of seals, also on the payment of the Specific Consumption Tax (ICE), and also the documentary matters concerning the goods in circulation and labeling of goods were in focus.
The seminar aimed at customs professionals, importers and traders of alcoholic beverages was of “extreme importance within APIBA, since the association stands for the defense of producers and importers of alcoholic beverages, also providing a healthy environment for operationalization and commercial exchange”.
On the occasion, the organization’s executive director, Custódio Pedro, pointed out that “holding the seminar is part of APIBA’s objective to collaborate with all relevant authorities in the fight against smuggling and other offenses, removal of non-tariff barriers, promotion of institutional ethics and fair competition, contributing to the improvement of the business environment and collection of tax and customs revenues.”
APIBA wants to continue to collaborate with the authorities and all other stakeholders in the sector as well as economic agents, actively participating in the sustainable growth and development of the country.
For his part, the general manager of Pernod Ricard Mozambique, Francisco Júnior, highlighted the company’s commitment, as an APIBA member, to continue to support the initiatives of interaction and collaboration with all authorities relevant to the sector. PRM is engaged not only in relation to tax aspects, but also to other relevant aspects to the sector, such as conscious and responsible consumption.
“Pernod Ricard Mozambique will continue to give its support to the holding of similar seminars in other provinces of the country, benefiting tax officials and local economic agents, linked to the alcoholic beverage sector,” concluded Francisco Junior.
Pernod Ricard Mozambique considers these forums to be opportune for greater sharing of knowledge of the instruments in question within the Tax Authority as well as at the level of all those involved in the regime, which may allow greater speed in resolving any conflicts regarding compliance and correct application of these instruments.