Pakistan Single Window to reduce time, cost, complexity

Pakistan Single Window to reduce time, cost, complexity

KARACHI: Naveed Abbas Memon, Chief Domain officer of Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has said that PSW portal will enable traders to reduce time, cost, and complexity in cross-border trade.

While addressing an awareness seminar at Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) on Monday he said it will also improve the quality of experience for all stakeholders with a primary focus on ease of doing business.

The officer said PSW will also support other government agencies in adopting an Integrated Risk Management approach for efficient enforcement of trade-related controls.

He also informed that the implementation of PSW will enable Pakistan to achieve compliance with WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement besides helping our country to unlock its potential in becoming a hub for trade.

President KCAA Saif Ullah Khan said that it is an honor to host the PSW representatives of the highest level who are leading a mega transformation through PSW based on the approach of trade facilitation.

He further said that PSW will promote ease of doing business by maintaining collaboration with 74 different public sector entities involved in the regulation of cross-border trade of Pakistan.

While addressing, the General Secretary Mr. Arshad Khurshid appreciated the implementation of true automation under the PSW portal, he stated that Pakistan Customs initiated the implementation of automation in business through risk management systems by launching the Pakistan Customs Computerized System (PACCS) in the year 2005 which was greatly appreciated by the trade of Pakistan.

Now a big change is being introduced for a second time by the Government and Pakistan Customs in the shape of PSW.

This new system will digitize the processes related to importers, exporters, customs house agents, freight forwarders, shipping companies, transporters while ensuring the reduced cost of doing business with compliance of laws and regulations.

KCAA Office Bearers also assured their full support and cooperation for the implementation of automation in true spirit.

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