Lack of infrastructure at EPZ irks traders

In the matter the KCAA President Mr. Faisal Mushtaq informed that initiatives taken by the MCC-Export (Port Qasim) can only be fruitful if the infrastructure at the EPZ is improved according to the needs of trade, in this regard he also requested EPZ authority that a proper area of examination and proper weighbridges should be included in the facility of EPZ, in order for smooth clearances of import and exports consignments.

Mr. Mohammad Aamir (General Secretary) added that in the mean time small exports consignments may be weighed at AFU, In order to facilitate the exports by air, which was agreed by the worthy Collector. KCAA also proposed that, separate import and export section shall be introduced with increase number of examiner which was also agreed by the Collector in order that legitimate trade will not suffer and for betterment of the system and to streamline the process.

In the said meeting the Collectorate shows their restrain that only three inspectors to examine 70 containers per day being carried out on three dilapidated wooden ramps and the collectorate has ask FBR to increase number of examiner and appraisers at EPZ for smooth clearance process. The Collector Export (Port Qasim) Mr. Yaqoob Mako further added that EPZ is still working in the light of Standing Order previously issued by the MCC Preventive Collectorate in the year 1983.

It was mutually agreed that roll out of WeBOC system at EPZ will definitely bring positive results on the whole process of clearances at EPZ.

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