KARACHI: Directorate of Reforms and Automation (R&A) is striving hard to roll-out the most significant modules of transit trade in Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), computerised system, it is learnt here.
The FBR sources informed Customs Today that the Directorate of Reforms and Automation has asked for completing the upgradation of transit trade remaining modules in WeBOC, computerised system by the end of March.
To a query, sources revealed that the modules of transit trade include forward non-commercial Transit Trade cargo; forward commercial bulk, loose and non-containerized cargo; reverse commercial/non-commercial cargo (containerized, bulk and loose); reverse US military/NATO/ISAF bulk, loose and non-containerized cargo, EDI between WeBOC system and KPT and Port Qasim, integration of M/s TPL software, software for uploading of images of containers, seals and trackers at Karachi ports and exit stations; software for uploading the scanned imaged directly from the scanners; software for integrating Weighment at weighbridges at ports and exit are not rolled out yet in the WeBOC, computerised system.
They further said that the Directorate of R&A has updated following modules of transit trade: clearance of US/NATO/ISAF forward containerized cargo, clearance of forward commercial containerized Afghan Transit Trade cargo, clearance of reverse containerized US Military/ISAF/NATO cargo in WeBOC, computerised system.
The sources further revealed this scribe that the Directorate of Reforms and Automation and PRAL (providing technical assistance to FBR, Pakistan Customs) has not yet succeeded to fully deployed and developed the software regarding the upgradation of modules in WeBOC, computerised system.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Chief of Reforms and Automation (R&A) Rubina Athar had convened the series of meetings with the entire team of R&A and the Directorate of Transit Trade.