Pak Cus­toms, FBR to open sin­gle win­dow in 2022: Jawad Agha

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

Staff Re­porter

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.

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