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Maneka, Customs officials for removing ATT, WeBOC hurdles

Maneka, Customs officials for removing ATT, WeBOC hurdles

KARACHI: A meeting was held to discuss transit trade and review the progress of the reconciliation of consignments moving from Karachi ports to border points of the Pakistan Customs in Peshawar and Quetta.

Director General of Transit Trade (TT) Khawar Farid Maneka presided the meeting which was attended by the additional director Karachi, deputy director TT processing Karachi, deputy director TT Port Qasim, deputy director TT East Wharf Karachi, deputy director West Wharf Karachi, director reforms and automation and assistant director TT Chaman.

The meeting discussed a 24-points agenda, including 11 issues related to WeBOC (Web-Based One Customs) and 12 issues related to the transit trade.

Other issues, including cross stuffing of Afghan export at Wagha Border, the status of EDI messaging with Afghan Customs, the status of establishing border complexes at Chaman and Torkham, the status of customs-to-customs meetings with Afghan counterparts, the export of grams and pulses from Afghanistan and the status of unclear Afghan cargo, were also discussed.

The letter issued by the directorate general of transit trade on August 13, 2014 stated “After the launch of WeBOC system for the transit trade cargo certain issues have been brought to the notice of the director general transit trade which require immediate attention and early resolution for facilitating the smooth movement of transit trade.”