AVN 46.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.23%)
BAFL 28.51 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.04%)
BOP 3.69 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (1.93%)
CNERGY 3.12 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.64%)
DFML 10.80 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (1.89%)
DGKC 52.00 Increased By ▲ 1.04 (2.04%)
EPCL 42.69 Increased By ▲ 0.19 (0.45%)
FCCL 11.93 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.59%)
FFL 5.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.51%)
FLYNG 5.93 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (1.54%)
GGL 9.94 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.2%)
HUBC 68.20 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (0.44%)
HUMNL 5.55 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.54%)
KAPCO 21.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.45%)
KEL 1.78 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (1.14%)
LOTCHEM 27.20 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (1.12%)
MLCF 28.05 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (0.72%)
NETSOL 72.70 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
OGDC 75.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-0.27%)
PAEL 9.19 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.22%)
PIBTL 4.16 Increased By ▲ 0.21 (5.32%)
PPL 57.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-0.34%)
PRL 14.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-0.98%)
SILK 1.12 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.75%)
SNGP 40.80 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (0.32%)
TELE 6.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.05%)
TPLP 11.76 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.17%)
TRG 93.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.40 (-0.43%)
UNITY 12.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.31%)
WTL 1.18 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 4,128 Increased By 2.3 (0.06%)
BR30 13,993 Increased By 21.5 (0.15%)
KSE100 41,314 Increased By 47.4 (0.11%)
KSE30 14,662 Increased By 3.9 (0.03%)
Follow us

KARACHI: The Revenue Mobilization for Investment and Trade Programme (ReMIT) conducted a Roundtable Conference on Enquiry Point System with Customs leaders at a Pakistan Customs Academy here.

The conference was attended by senior officers of Pakistan Customs, including Wajid Ali, Chief Collector Customs Appraisement (South) Karachi, Asad Raza Rizvi, Collector Exports, who represented Chief Collector Customs Enforcement (South) Karachi, and collectors/directors of different formations of Pakistan Customs.

ReMIT-ITC project is being funded under a grant from the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Aid in implementing a 4-year Technical Assistance program for Pakistan, The main thrust of this International Trade Center (Geneva) project is to promote Pakistan’s Exports and compliance level in line with the country’s commitments under the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Inaugurating the session, Dr. Jawwad Agha, the National Project Coordinator & Advisor Trade Facilitation, informed that the project had initiated a series of seminars and workshops with the aim to equip the regulating agencies with comprehensive knowledge of the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which was ratified by Pakistan in 2015. The TFA primarily aims at identifying obstacles in the movement of goods across borders in import, export, and transit trade and encourages the member countries to implement the trade facilitation measures included in various articles of the Agreement by providing technical support.

The Roundtable Conference on Enquiry Point System was implemented through a donation by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO)/UK Aid.

The conference was aimed at understanding the obligation under Article 1.3 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement to put in place a robust system of Customs Enquiry Points. The UN-ITC team presented a Gap Analysis with international best practices with a way forward for establishing a system of Enquiry Points. The panel discussion emphasized the need for placing a sustainable network of Enquiry points with Customs a lead agency in order to achieve the objective of Trade Facilitation. The measure will also help in resolving issues faced by overseas personnel.

The panel of Customs Leaders (Chief Collector as well as Collectors) appreciated the work done by the UN-ITC team and observed that the recommendations made would be useful in achieving the ultimate objective of Trade Facilitation if adopted and implemented by the government.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022


1000 characters

ReMIT holds RTC on ‘Enquiry Point System’ with Customs officials

Intra-day update: rupee remains stable against US dollar

‘Hate mongers, perpetrators and their facilitators’ TV channels barred from carrying out coverage

Jul-Apr: FBR suffers Rs428bn shortfall

Russia, Iran: B2B barter trade comes into effect

KE, Oracle Power intent to relocate Thar coal-based plant

IMC team meets PM to showcase first locally-made Toyota Corolla Cross HEV

Debit, credit cards: ECAP suggests 10pc tax on shopping abroad

US averts first-ever default with 11th-hour debt deal

Sri Lanka’s economic recovery remains challenging: IMF

May 9, political situation: FO rejects statements by western states, IMF