LAHORE: Enforcement & Compliance Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi has said the customs appraisement has worked hard to ensure minimum time in clearance of goods and articles and easy registration of the firms.
He was addressing a delegation of the importers here the other day. He added that human interference due to the proper implementation of WeBOC has been reduced significantly thereby reducing the cost of doing business. The delegation informed the Collector that business community of Pakistan is striving hard to sustain their businesses through persistent hard work and efforts. The customs department and the business community have to work closely with each other for carrying out business activity.
They said that the business community wants to ensure that any action taken by customs department should not be anti-business. Business community should feel comfortable while dealing with customs officials, they expressed.
They further said that importers are facing various problems while transporting imported goods from the ports to their warehouses as they are frequently stopped by customs personnel on various check points during transit. We believe that consignments once cleared by customs authorities should not be checked time and again while moving up country.