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Customs Reform means shorter opening hours

Border control.SVINESUND.Border control. Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / SCANPIX


Several customs offices will from March 1, just stay open six hours pr week. The reason is a decline in visits to the expeditions after the Tax Administration took over a number of tasks from Customs.
The opening hours of regional custom offices in Tromso and Trondheim as well as the expeditions in Kirkenes, Hammerfest, Harstad, Narvik, Bodo and Mo i Rana will from March only be open between  9 and 12am.
The expeditions will only be open on Mondays and Thursdays, while regional customs posts will be open throughout the working week,  the Customs Administration writes.
From New Year the Tax Administration took over the tasks related to fees from the Customs Administration. The latter directorate`s main tasks from now  on will be the control and movement of goods.
– The resources will be moved to other priority tasks,  acting director of administration in the Customs Directorate said.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today


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