EDI: customs team leave for China

KARACHI: A delegation of Pakistan Customs headed by Chief Collector Appraisement South Abdul Rasheed Shaikh has left for China where the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed for the implementation of electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

The delegation headed by Abdul Rasheed Shaikh includes Director Reforms & Automation Dr. Fareed Iqbal Qureshi and Senior Managers of PRAL Chaudry Riaz and Azeem Afzal.

Pakistan Customs had issued a tender for the installation of enterprise services buzz; M/s Systems Limited would install the IBM software.

Customnews.pk learnt that the EDI is passing through the testing phase. Additional Director Saadia Sheraz is supervising this testing of the system.

The automation of I-Forms and data inter-change with China would eliminate under-invoicing to a maximum extent.

FBR has its focus on revision and streamlining of customs values as well as data interchange with the exporting country to eliminate under-invoicing.

Sources said that the delegation of Pakistan Customs would also hold meetings with Customs of China to discuss issues pertaining to the trade related aspects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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