MULTAN: The business community of south Punjab has criticised the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) over paying no attention to resolve serious flaws in the Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC) system.
Members and office-bearers of the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI), All Pakistan Bedsheet & Upholstery Manufacturers Association, Multan Dry Port Association (MDPA) expressed their concern over implementation of the WeBOC system at several dry ports without removing the flaws.
They said due to a long registration process, just 35 per cent exporters had been registered with the WeBOC system so far, adding that the FBR could not remove the faults even after long time had passed.
The representatives of the business community lamented that containers at different dry ports were hoarding owing to the FBR’s sluggish behaviour, and a number of export consignments had already missed vessels causing huge financial losses to the business community and national exchequer.
It is pertinent to mention here that the implementation of WeBOC, a semi-automated system introduced by FBR in replacement of Pakistan Automated Customs Computerised System (PaCCS) 18 months ago, has increased the cost of doing business by Rs2.5 million to Rs3.5 million or 30 per cent.