The Icelandic customs authorities on exchange in Greenland

In relation to the Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, the Icelandic customs authorities have during the week observed the Greenlandic customs authorities.

The exchange was arranged in regard to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic customs authorities in August this year.

The week started with a thorough presentation of the Greenlandic legislation and an introduction to the collaborators and checkpoints. Afterwards the Icelandic customs officials participated in passenger control and physical control of mail, packages and containers, including outgoing international ship control.

The objective of the exchange was to strengthen the cooperation between the Icelandic and Greenland customs authorities, as well as share information, intelligence and expertise.

Head of the Tax Agency, Kim Neumann Nielsen says “I appreciate that our two countries can work together across borders. Cooperation and sharing of knowledge is important for the fulfillment of the customs duty.”

Iceland is an important connection between Greenland and the rest of the world. The daily movement of passengers and freight between the two countries has grown exponentially the last couple of years.

The Greenlandic Tax Agency plans to send custom officials for exchange in Iceland, in the spring of 2018.

For more information please contact: Master of law in The Tax Agency Simon Mogensen, e-mail.