KARACHI - The rice exporters have invited the attention of the Federal Board of Revenue to the difficulties faced by exporters due to delay in the modification and updating of minimum export price of rice notified by the ministry of commerce in the CARE system. They said although the ministry of commerce notified the MEP on 30th April 2008 and almost two weeks have passed yet the system is blocked for rice and has not been modified to accept the on line shipping bill for custom clearance under the MEP for rice and shippers have to go through the manual process causing hardships to exporters. UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver urged the ministry of commerce to include the name of Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) for issuance of certificate of Quality and Specifications (CoQ&S) for custom purposes and invited the attention of the federal secretary commerce to the omission. The union chief pointed out that rice exporters enjoyed the option of inspection of basmati rice by Quality Review Committee (QRC) or TCP and also by virtue of the orders of the Honourable High Court of Sindh which had directed the ministry of commerce to arrange for alternate inspection of rice for those exporters who were not comfortable with QRC and had pleaded for impartial, transparent and independent inspection by a third party managed inspection body. The SME rice exporters have in an urgent message to Asif Ali Shah invited his attention to the fact that the MoC had give the exporters the option of inspection by QRC or TCP and in fact TCP was exclusively carrying out inspection of brown rice and now since this omission TCP is refusing inspection and not issuing CoQ&S and as a result the shipments are delayed as exporters are waiting for the inclusion of name of TCP in the notification.