Barbados efforts to adequately monitor its ports of entry are being significantly boosted with the implementation of an Advanced Cargo Information System.
The system according to Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, was agreed to by Caricom heads of Government in April 2008.
According to Mr. Straughn, other Caribbean countries have moved ahead of Barbados in introducing the system.
Mr Straughn led off debate on the second reading of the Customs Amendment Bill 2019.
He says the day to day management of transport operations will also be enhanced with the introduction of the new technology and the system.