Suggest three possible ways in which the Government may prevent loss of tax revenue from imports

To prevent or curb loss of revenue on imports, Mombasa port should seal loopholes by:-

  1. Ensuring that import declaration procedures as well as pre-shipment inspections be improved and tightened. Offshore inspections and proper classifications of goods imported be done.
  2. Goods in transit must reach countries of destination and not converted into use in the country by ensuring that bond charges are imported to be refunded on proving that such goods have reached destination. This could also call for liaison with the authorities of the country of destination of the goods in question.
  3. Collusion between customs officers and taxpayers should be strictly policed and that heavy penalty be imposed on offenders.
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