by Nick Delgado
Guam - Guam Customs and Quarantine may be getting a $1.5 million grant from the Department of the Interior to develop a customs management system. Agency director Dennis Santo Tomas says the grant will fund a fully integrated information technology system that will link all ports of entry as well as will provide faster screening and processing of everything that comes in and goes out of our borders.
He told KUAM News, "The customs management system will be database-oriented type where we can share information instantaneously so we can expedite the processing of both cargo and passengers at the border."
He anticipates the grant being available in the coming weeks so that they can begin implementing the new system. He adds the new system will ensure commodities are uniformly coded and that it will become the central repository for highly-sought out economic data.