ISLAMABAD - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), after successful implementation of Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC) system at Port Qasim Terminal, is all set to implement it at Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), to handle the imports and exports Goods Declarations (GDs).
WeBOC has been designed to handle goods declarations, earlier being handled through MCC PaCCS. As part of the transition process, different steps were taken to facilitate smooth transition with effect from 17-12-2011 that included all new VIRs at PICT to be electronically filed in WeBOC. All import GDs pertaining to VIRs filed on the date or afterwards at PICT to be processed in WeBOC. However existing exclusions in PaCCS continue to be processed under One Customs.
According to the press statement issued here, all exports GDs filed on or after the date pertaining to PICT to be processed in WeBOC, MCC PaCCS to clear GDs under process in PaCCS at the earliest but not later than 24-12-2011 and help desk has been established in MCC PaCCS to provide necessary assistance to trade.
It may also be noted that CC PaCCS need to retain hardcopies of such GDs pertaining to PICT and KICT, which remain under process. Extracts of all IGMs already filed in PaCCS during the last 30 days shall be progressively uploaded into One Customs System for both PICT and KICT. Project Director WeBOC and Collector MCC PaCCS have been empowered to take necessary operational decisions to achieve smooth and trouble free transition.
APP adds: The FBR has directed all the Model Customs Collectorates to remain open on 24th and 31st December, 2011, as normal working days in order to facilitate the trade and industry in getting their cargo cleared for imports and exports.
The management of State Bank of Pakistan and National Bank of Pakistan has been requested to provide banking facility by the designated branches on these dates to ensure the payment of duty and taxes.
The port authorities/port operators have also been advised to synchronize their working, accordingly, said FBR press release issued here Friday.