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ICCI emphasizes on greater facilitation to exporter/importer February 03, 2013
Meeting at ICCI
 
An introduction session of Web-Based One Custom System (WeBOC) was held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to abreast the business community, importers and exporters about the salient features of the WeBOC.

The said session was presided by Mr.Faiz Ali, Deputy Collector Customs, he explained the significant features of the WeBOC like increase customs efficiency and efficient deployment of resources, minimize clearance time at port, minimizing customs processing Time, paperless and single window customs operations, reduced cost of doing business, less clearing/handling charges, better cash flows, transparency and integrity, correct  revenue realization, cargo information, on-line manifest filing and many others.
 
He said the customs department is striving to make WeBOC more familiar with the stakeholders and customs officials are always available to resolve their problems related to the system as custom department was doing its best to make this system state-of-the-art in real terms.
Deputy Collector Customs said that the WeBoc system would not only reduce drastically the time for clearance of goods but would also work in accordance with latest SROs and international price mechanism.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI appreciated Deputy Collector Customs for bringing in the technologically advanced systems for the benefit of business community. 
 
Mr.Bakhtawari said that Custom Department should establish facilitation desks for achieving better results and give massive awareness to the businessmen. He said that Custom department should also promote industrialization by adopting business friendly approach towards business community and industrialists. 
 
He said that local importers and exporters have some serious reservations about custom procedures which could be lessen by easing these regulations and procedures as well as the element of corruption should be removed for making the system more efficient and well-organized.
 
Mr.Bakhtawari said that Pakistan Customs played an important role in smooth conduct of cross-border trade, therefore it is imperative that the department should also improve transparency in its operation and reduce the processing time of import and export documents as per international standard.