Director Enforcement

Main Areas of Responsibility


  • To be responsible for monitoring and co-ordination of the Branches under control, namely Frontier Control and Investigation and Intelligence.
  • To provide on-going support to the Director-General, Customs, and other Directors in the attainment of the agreed Business Plan and Annual Estimate.
  • To identify and disseminate best practices by carrying out rigorous evaluation of resource allocation, costs and performance and to make better-informed decisions on the deployment of resources.
  • To establish clear lines of responsibility and accountability to promote a more cohesive administration.
  • To strengthen the control of prohibited, restricted and highly taxed goods and law violations by carrying out investigations, application of risk analysis, use of information and intelligence and modern technical equipment.


Core Functions


  • To introduce advanced control techniques to control the illegal importation/exportation of drugs, weapons, strategic goods, cultural valuables, CITES and objects of intellectual property.
  • To contribute to the Business Planning and Estimate process by developing Departmental Plans which are in line with both Departmental and Ministry objectives and by introducing modern methods for work organisation, planning and resource management.
  • To monitor and control the translation of the Business Plan into action, measuring achievement against plan and taking action where necessary.
  • To combat tax evasion and avoidance by close monitoring of Customs users who pose the greatest risk to Government and EU revenue.
  • To continue to work closely with other enforcement agencies in Malta, OLAF and other EU Commission services to deal effectively with the risk of fraud and smuggling through sophisticated intelligence-gathering and risk-based intervention.
  • To increase awareness by the public of the financial and personal consequences of tax evasion.
  • Improved human resources management especially through delegated functions and the provision of development training.
  • To attend the regular Departmental Management Committee meetings.
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