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India Customs launches system to monitor unclaimed cargo

India Customs launches system to monitor unclaimed cargo

CHENNAI: A new system to track and monitor unclaimed and un-cleared cargo at ports or customs freight stations has been launched. Vanaja Sarna, member, Central Board of Excise and Customs, launched the system at a function at the Chennai Custom House on Tuesday.
A release from the customs said the new system would provide a secure, digital interface with customs and speedy disposal of unclaimed or un-cleared cargo at the port or customs freight stations.
Online interface with customs for quick clearance, lower cost and reduction in time for customs clearance, digital interactive governance, faster disposal of cargo by decongesting ports and freight stations, realizing customs duty through prompt disposal and saving precious forex by quicker release of imported containers, were some of the benefits of the new system, the release said.
The World Customs Organization has declared 2016 as the year of ‘Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement’. The new system is launched, based on this theme, it said.