Karachi: Karachi Customs Agents Association in a press release stated that due to different clearance system/procedures and in addition several systems in each individual collectorates are only causing delays and increasing cost of doing business to trade and industry.
Faisal Mushtaq General Secretary added that despite the orders of Chairman FBR the shifting of Port Qasim assessment Hall is still pending while the infrastructure at 12th floor of Custom House Karachi is already been completed. In this context Chief Collector (South) is requested for early implementation of order given by Chairman FBR, as due to delays trade and service providers has faced for 100 km for tiny issues.
Regarding Customer Service Center (CFC) started in group I,II and III, he added that the purpose was to reduce the dwell time of clearance and reduce the cost, but both objective are not achieved, on the other hand the clearance time has been increased.
It is quite difficult to understand that when Weboc system is catering both i.e. FCL and LCL cargo at Port Qasim then why it is felt by Custom officials to push trade and industry into CFC. He added it is time to make a decision that when weboc is available and can cater both LCL and FCL cargo it should be rolled out across the country, this will also eliminate clearance of consignments on different valuation rulings at different collectorates and add revenue to national exchanger.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Customs Agents Association
2nd Floor, Burhani Terrace,
Bohri Road, off Eduljee Dinshaw Road,
Opp. Custom House,
Phone +92-21-32311989 , +92-21-32203954