Pak Customs, FBR to open single window in 2022: Jawad Agha
KARACHI: Jawad Agha, Member Customs Operations (FBR) has said that Pakistan Customs, FBR is focused on improvement the trade operations, including regional integration, with focus on streamlining Customs clearance procedures to increase trade flow and improving performance on trading across the borders.
The was stated by him a media brief here at a local hotel Friday jointly organised by Federal Board of Revenue and World Bank Group. He briefed the media persons about intervention of Pakistan Customs reforms by introducing national single window initiative by 2022 and up grading We-Boc automation system for improving Pakistan Customs performance.
Later Project Director, National Single Window, Imran Mohammed given his Presentation and said,NSW is an initiative being supported by the Present government because there is the dire need of Political Commitment for introducing such reforms and We are now leading the project for the development of Pakistan's National Single Window which will provide a single ICT platform to fulfill all regulatory requirements in relation to imports, exports and transit trade. It requires a legal framework that enables and defines the conditions of electronic submission of documents, user authentication, data sharing and data archiving, while Director R&A and WeBoc Head, Wajid Ali discussed about the utility of We-Boc which is a customized solution especially developed by Pakistan Customs by our own resources after our needs analysis. It is the paperless system reduce the duel time and cost with paperless environment currently deployed at 54 locations and 03 sea ports of Pakistan for government revenue collection.
The Press briefing summarized by Director Automation Haris who highlights the recent released Ease of doing business report 2019, Pakistan ranking has improved by 11 notches, and in the "Trading across the borders" Pakistan has climbed up 29 ranks. He said, Reforms is the Continuous process and attitudinal change is occurred in Pakistan Customs Organizational Culture to ease our trade practices.