The mission of the Department of Customs & Excise is:
In fulfilling this mission, the Department of Customs and Excise respects the rule of law, and the rights and freedoms of individuals; it applies national legislation correctly and consistently and observes international agreements and conventions. It facilitate the rapid movement of legitimate traffic and trade; and it is impartial, honest and absolutely transparent in its relations with the public.
- to protect the society and the environment, and facilitate the improvement of its quality of life, by preventing illicit traffic in narcotics and other prohibited and restricted goods;
- to collect the revenues for which it is responsible;
- to facilitate legitimate trade and business; and
- to collect and analyse trade statistical data within its competence.