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Federal Board of Revenue Introduces Automated Process for Scanning of Cargo

Pakistan Customs Wing of Federal Board of Revenue introduced a new automated process in WeBOC system for scanning of containerized import consignments for their instant clearance at ports. This new system by Customs was a long awaited initiative aimed at replacing physical inspection of cargo. By using the latest scanning technology in line with international best practices.

Risk Management System (RMS)

Currently, the Karachi Port and Port Qasim have Customs cargo scanning facilities installed with the help of Japanese Government under JICA program in addition to the scanners of the terminal operators. The newly installed Blue channel will be part of the Risk Management System (RMS). Through which Customs will be able to select the consignments of containerized cargo based on Risk Management System (RMS) by using computer program targeting the suspected shipments. The system shall operate without human intervention which is designed to be based on the risk based processing.

It will reduce the physical examination of goods. Which is currently very time consuming and costly. This new system implemented initially at KICT, SAPT terminals of Karachi port and at QICT, Port Qasim with effect from 19th April, 2021.

Security and Facilitation Framework and Kyoto Convention

The World Customs Organization (WCO) recommends the scanning of suspected cargo. At ports and border stations for security of supply chain under its (SAFE) Security and Facilitation Framework and Kyoto Convention. This system will bring modernized security features in inspection of cargo. Our ports will include in the list of modern ports where international standards based system will start to work.

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