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Directorate of Reforms & Automation holds training session for students

Directorate of Reforms & Automation holds training session for students

KARACHI: Directorate of Reforms and Automation of Pakistan Customs has organised a training session for the students of Bahria University, MBA Executive Programme at Customs House, Karachi.

Addressing the participants, Project Director Reforms and Automation, Syed Tanvir Ahmad emphasized that the WeBOC training shall be made a part of the curriculum of MBA degree programme.

On the occasion, Project Director Reforms and Automation Tanvir Ahmad offered services to the management of Bahria University for arranging hands on training regarding the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messaging system, carrier declaration, goods declaration filing and Import General Manifest (IGM) filing for the students by the WeBOC team.

He further asserted that other countries have now introduced a concept of ‘one-window’ for automated customs clearance of the goods, adding that the Federal Board of Revenue was also mulling over to formulate effective single window operations in Pakistan Customs.

Additional Director, Directorate of Reforms and Automation, Farrukh Sajjad in his welcome address said that Pakistan Customs was doing its best to evolve an international level paperless system for the importers and other stakeholders in filing their GDs.

Sajjad said that the upgradation of the WeBOC computerized system is at its final stage and soon the stakeholders will experience a contemporary paperless system for filing their GDs.

On the occasion, Deputy Director, Alizeb Khan gave a presentation about the operational introduction of WeBOC, rollout of WeBOC and functions of the Directorate of Reforms and Automation to the students of Bahria University.

In his presentation, Alizeb highlighted the basic features of automated Customs Business processes. He also emphasized that the WeBOC, is homegrown and self-contained software, which not only ensured the client facilitation, but also enhanced the competitiveness of expeditious release of cargo.

The Deputy Director also explained the participants that how all the stakeholders are integrated with WeBOC on real time basis and briefed them about the existing modules of WeBOC.

On the occasion, the participants were fully sensitized with the paperless, online system of customs clearance based on an effective Risk Management System (RMS). Technical staff of WeBOC also gave training to the students for preparation of a GD filing in WeBOC.