As neighboring Guinea opens border with Sierra Leone, the two countries have signed an agreement on cooperation and Mutual Administrative Assistance on Custom matters as the two countries look forward to a higher level of cooperation in areas of trade facilitation and customs administration. The Deputy Commissioner General Mrs. Jeneba Bangura signed the agreement on behalf of the National Revenue Authority on Monday 15th February 2021 in Guinea's capital- Conakry. HERE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW 1. That the two parties have agreed to communicate with each other, on request or spontaneously, information and intelligence, which may help, ensure the correct application of Customs legislation, as well as prevention, investigation, and punishment of customs offenses. 2. That the two countries shall communicate with each other, on request or spontaneously, all information at their disposal on questions relating to: (a) New laws and procedures useful for investigations into customs offense. (b) New techniques for combating customs fraud that have been proven effective. (c) New trends in customs offenses and the means of methods used to commit them. 3. That both Customs administrations may exchange specific information prior to the arrival of consignments in their respective territories in order to ensure the security of the international logistics chain. 4. That both Customs administrations shall provide mutual assistance in the field of information technology and trade facilitation, cross border crime and terrorism, as well as other areas of cooperation deemed necessary. These and other issues including Anti- Smuggling efforts across the Sierra Leone/Guinea’s border. For details of the agreement, visit our website on www.nra.gov.sl.