Customs to adopt one clearance system for FCL, LCL cargo


KARACHI: Chief Collector of Customs South (Enforcement) Manzoor Memon has directed customs authorities to adopt one clearance system for both FCL and LCL cargo.
He asked the reform and automation department to expedite and finalize the system on priority basis. He issued the directives in a meeting with members of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) held on November 09, 2017, said a statement issued by the association on Monday.
The meeting also resolved a long outstanding issue regarding allow for dray off container was also discussed and it was decided that GDs wherein system has allowed loading in Green or loading allow has been granted by Customs after Examination, dray off will be allowed by the Customs immediately and fresh examination will not be created.
Other important matters were also discussed in the meeting, and Chief Collector issued necessary instructions for the issuance of Change Request Form where required, the meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks as the decision taken were definitely reduce the cost of doing business KCAA added.
The office bearers of KCAA along with the members of the Export Sub-Committee led by its President Faisal Mushtaq, Senior Vice President Mohammad Amin Essani and General Secretary Mohammad Aamir held a meeting with the Chief Collector of Customs South (Enforcement) Manzoor Memon.
This high-level meeting was also attended by the honorable Collector of Customs MCC-Export (Karachi) Chaudhry Mohammad Javed, MCC-Export (Port Qasim) Ahmed Mujtaba Memon, Additional Collector-I Export Muhammad Saqif Saeed, Additional Collector-II Export Shafqat Ali Khan Niazi, Additional Director (R&A) Haris Ansari, Deputy Collector Export (PQ) Hannak Baloch, SA to Chief Collector Enforcement Ch. Imran Afzal Lillah, Deputy Director (R&A) Rehan Akram and Senior Manager PRAL Arshad Hussain.
KCAA appreciated the prompt decisions taken by worthy Chief Collector (enforcement) Manzoor Memon in order to resolve issues being faced by exports sector which is back bone of the economy, KCAA has also advised that these type of joint meetings where all the relevant stake holders sits together can fetch results. As enhancing of exports is the only solution to bring down adverse balance of trade of the country.