Source: WCO/Directorate General of Customs – Mali
Measures adopted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic
1. Measures to facilitate the cross-border movement of relief consignments and essential supplies
1.1. Establishment of a special procedure relating to relief consignments intended for the campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic (Circular No. 0010/MEF-DGD of 31 March 2020);
1.2. Supplying officers with the HS Classification Reference for COVID-19 Medical Supplies in order to accelerate the Customs clearance procedure (imports by companies operating in the medical field). Circular No. 0010/MEF-DGD.
2. Measures to support the economy and ensure supply chain continuity
3. Measures to ensure protection for Customs Administration personnel
3.1. Strict compliance with the prescribed protective practices and the equipping of all Customs services with hand-washing kits.
3.2. Compulsory wearing of protective masks in the Directorate General of Customs.
3.3. Periodic disinfection of Customs service premises.
3.4. Use of teleworking for the various meetings held with other public administrations.
4. Measures to ensure protection for the public
4.1. Increased checking of imports of medical supplies to detect counterfeiting.
5. Other measures
5.1. Use of teleworking for the various meetings held with other public administrations.
5.2. Introduction of hygiene measures for users (Notice to Users No. 0006/MEF-DGD of 17 March 2020).