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Customs to start WeBOC system at EPZ soon

Customs to start WeBOC system at EPZ soon

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Export is all set to implement WeBOC module in Export Processing Zone (EPZ) from next week as all the stakeholders have consented automation of the process and transportation of goods between container terminals and the zone in bonded carriers.

Sources told Customs Today that the implementation of WeBOC module for EPZ consignments and all transportation of goods through bonded carriers would eliminate enrooted pilferage of EPZ cargo, plug revenue leakage and facilitate Export Processing Zone (EPZ) stakeholders including investors.

A meeting of all EPZ stakeholders was held at Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA), wherein the participants were informed about the benefits of automation. EPZ Deputy Collector Ali Aijaz, Principal Appraisers Shafiullah and Abdul Razzak, Deputy Director Rehan Akram, EPZ GM Engineering Nasir Hidayat, Appraising Officer Zahid Arain were also present there.
It may be mentioned here that Directorate of Reforms & Automation under the supervision of Director Reforms & Automation Wajid Ali had prepared the WeBOC module for EPZ a year ago, but its implementation was stayed by the court, as certain EPZ investors had approached the court submitting their reservations.

The investors obtained stay order due to their grievances and reservations regarding implementation of WeBOC module and transportation of cargo through bonded carriers, as bonded carriers demanded higher freight rates for removal of cargo.