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No trade at Torkham border for third day

No trade at Torkham border for third day

LANDI KOTAL: Trade activities at the Torkham border remained halted for another day on Thursday as no breakthrough made in negotiations between the customs clearance agents and the assistant collector on new regulations on the import of items failed to make any headway.

The issue arose after the government imposed a new paperless goods declaration processing system (WeBOC). However, an association of the customs clearing agents refused to accept the system, bringing trade to a halt at the key border point.

The All Torkham Customs’ Clearing Agents Association (ATCCAA) has categorically rejected new regulations and have warned of extending the strike unless their demands are met.