Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (63)

Finian McGrath

Question:

63. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if the customs and excise section of his Department can speed up or act on delays on containers coming from China because small and medium enterprises are suffering. [42645/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

This is a matter in the first instance for the Revenue Commissioners as the Irish tax and customs administration. I am advised by Revenue that they are not aware of any particular delays associated with the customs clearance of containers from China at any Irish ports or airports. Indeed, I am pleased to say that the clearance regime operated by Revenue conforms to international best practice. If the Deputy is aware of any individual instance of unreasonable delay, he should bring this to the attention of the Revenue Commissioners who will be happy to look into any specific instance of concern.