KARACHI: Directorate General of Transit Trade (DGTT) has determined its top most priorities and challenges in order to facilitate trade, importers and other stakeholders, it is learnt here.
According to a senior officer, the directorate is determined to play its role to complete the roll-out of pending WeBOC modules, installation of trackers on reverse, loose and bulk cargo, installation of Electronically Data Integrated (EDI) scanning system with identical scanners at all ports and exit stations and ensure connectivity of EDI with WeBOC.
Replying to a question, the senior officer informed Customs Today that the Federal Board of Revenue has conferred complete administrative powers while providing adequate financial resources to the Directorate General of Transit Trade.
It is pertinent to mention here that the DGTT has commenced EDI pilot project at Torkham border from November last year with Afghan Customs, adding that the officers concerned of Pakistan Customs were in contact with the officers concerned of Afghan Customs regarding the pilot project through email on daily basis.
The officer further informed this scribe that customs officers of both the sides have agreed to hold border meetings on monthly basis in order to discuss and resolve day to day issues.
It may be mentioned here that the DGTT dealt with the commercial cargo to and from Afghanistan, non-commercial cargo including diplomatic, NGOs and Afghanistan Government, US/ISAF/NATO cargo to and from Afghanistan and cargo from Afghanistan to India (Wagha).