The Audit was conducted to assess the status of the SADC Customs Administrations in implementing the various regional and international customs conventions/instruments. The purpose is to identify the areas that require harmonization and standardization of customs procedures to achieve regional integration. It aims to get feedback from Member States on implementation progress, their views, challenges, and the way forward.
The report shows the status of the Member States as of April 2011. A questionnaire was sent to 14 Member States. Thirteen gave feedback on the questionnaire, while Seychelles requested to participate in future audits due to ongoing reforms. The findings are presented in the form of tables and charts to show the number of Member States implementing the various instruments, forms and procedures.