KARACHI: The Directorate General of Reforms and Automation, Customs is busy in finalising a list of over four dozen ministries and departments of the government to convince them to become part of WeBOC, the automated clearance system of the Pakistan Customs.
Talking to Customs Today, the Director Directorate of Reforms and Automation, Abdul Majid Yousfani said that the exercise is initiated on the direction of FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa who appreciated R&A’s efforts and asked it to approach government ministries and departments to be a part of the WeBOC.
The list includes Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs Division, National Tariff Commission, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Board of Investment. In addition, the R&A would also be approaching the relevant authorities to help automate the particular processes and procedures of the trade policy, export policy order and import policy order on the WeBOC.
For instance, the automation of processes and procedures related to issuance of exemption certificate issued for diplomatic cargoes by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would help streamline the work, both for the ministry and the customs.
The ambitious plan to bring huge number of government ministries and departments would push WeBOC expand beyond Web Based One Customs to become a singular one window automated platform for all.