The Advance Cargo Information Bill, 2020 was passed in the National Assembly on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020.
The Advance Cargo Information Bill, 2020, provides for the provision of advance information relating to the cargo and passengers of a conveyance.
This Bill is similar to the Advance Passenger Information System legislation that is in place in the Federation.
The ACIS law should enhance border security control efforts in relation to the movement of cargo and certain passenger information that would be required by the Customs Department.
The bill’s first reading was during a sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications, the Hon. Vincent Byron Jr., made these comments regarding the benefits of the passage of this bill: