Challenges of Cross Border Contraband Goods Control in Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority the Case of Humera Customs Station Office

Zemzem Adem Mohamed


This study has assessed the challenges of contraband goods control in Ethiopian revenue and customs authority (ERCA) with special focus across the Ethio- Sudan border at humera customs station office. To achieve the research objective, appropriate research questions were prepared to guide the research. Interview guides were also designed to gather responses from some staff and management members. Primary data was collected through questionnaires and interview. And Secondary data was also collected from manuals and reports. The study employed a descriptive method and inferential statistics with both qualitative and quantitative research approach. The result indicated that,the most challenging factors that hinder contraband goods prevention in humera customs station office are lack of adiquate man power, insufficient check points,incompitent konowledge and skill with the control unit and inconvinent phisical working conditions. It was also found that the partinership amoung humera customs station office and other responsible sectors,incomunication and information echange,on criminal investigation and joint operation is very weak.

Keywords: contraband,illicit goods, cross border.Check points, customs station

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