Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) wishes the Customs community worldwide a cheerful International Customs Day

Messages

 

WASIQ HUSSIAN KHAN
(President 2010-2021)
KCAA

International Customs Day, a day celebrated worldwide by the Custom Community to commemorate the first official conference held on 26th January, 1953 of the Customs Co-operation Council, officially known as the World Customs Organization. This day is celebrated worldwide to honor the valuable role played by Customs Administrations throughout the world in the protection of National borders from contraband as well as facilitation of legitimate trade. Each year, the Customs Community sets a theme to gather information and re-affirm World Customs Organization’s mission of enhancing effectiveness and efficiency.The information gathered is used to provide people with knowledge of business safety and security so as to enable them to work towards a better future.

To mark the significance of the challenges faced by the Custom Community due to the Pandemic, the World Customs Organization has dedicated the theme of 2021 as “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience for a sustainable supply chain”. The said theme highlights the united efforts of the Custom Community in supporting people and businesses in these difficult times by strengthening the global supply chain, reinforcing collaboration and harnessing technology.

During this pandemic, Covid-19 Customs demonstrated the relevance and critical role that it can play in facilitating trade and travel, simplifying, standardizing and harmonizing border procedures, and securing the borders. It is indeed proudly that I say that Pakistan Customs in this time of need ensured continuous operation of the supply chain guaranteeing that all goods including but not limited to food items, medicines, etc. cross borders without any delay. At a time when all departments of the country were not fully operational and the country was fighting its battle with the pandemic, Pakistan Customs fulfilled its role well by ensuring smooth delivery of goods till its end consumer, facilitation of trade and strengthening the global supply chain.

It is indeed encouraging that Pakistan Customs with the help of State Bank of Pakistan has already made significant headway towards digital transformation by ensuring that payment of Custom duties and taxes of any amountis also be acceptable through e-payment.With the launch of this system of e-payment across Pakistan, not only cost and time shall be saved but it shall also ensure seamless movement of goods across borders.

Since Custom Administrations around the world interact with global supply chains therefore, the best practices need to be adopted to ensure smooth national and international transactions. The pandemic has further reminded us that the path of modernization and trade facilitation is necessary to ensure a safe business environment. In today’s world, the international trade scenario has changed drastically, demanding not only dialogue between international jurisdictions but also sustainable partnerships with the business community.We all appreciate that Customs Administrators play a vital role in smooth flow of trade fighting on the front line to ensure trade is safeguarded against all economic terrorism.

The Karachi Customs Agents Association is especially grateful to Pakistan Customs for ensuring to fulfill its role even in these difficult times. I once again wish to convey my best wishes to the Pakistan Customs on the International Customs Day.

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

  • RSS Newsnreleases

    • Morgan Stanley’s Antwerp Management buying Augean Plc for £314.9mn 30-Jul-2021
      LONDON, UK: Antwerp Management Limited, a newly-incorporated company indirectly owned by funds managed or advised by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc.... Continue reading The post Morgan Stanley’s Antwerp Management buying Augean Plc for £314.9mn appeared first on NewsnReleases.
    • Heineken assumes control of United Breweries Limited 30-Jul-2021
      AMSTERDAM, Heineken N.V. has obtained control of United Breweries Limited (UBL) in India following recent acquisition of additional ordinary shares in UBL, taking its... Continue reading The post Heineken assumes control of United Breweries Limited appeared first on NewsnReleases.
    • Dicker Data to acquire Exceed Group for $68 million 30-Jul-2021
      SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Dicker Data Limited has entered into a binding Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire the Exeed Group operating across Australia and... Continue reading The post Dicker Data to acquire Exceed Group for $68 million appeared first on NewsnReleases.
    • Magnit starts making ready-to-eat products for convenience stores 30-Jul-2021
      KRASNODAR, RUSSIA: Magnit PJSC, one of Russia’s leading retailers, started making ready-to-eat products for its convenience stores in Magnit Family... Continue reading The post Magnit starts making ready-to-eat products for convenience stores appeared first on NewsnReleases.
    • Qatar Holding buys stake in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business 30-Jul-2021
      LONDON, UK: Qatar Holding LLC, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has agreed a minority stake in Airtel Mobile... Continue reading The post Qatar Holding buys stake in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business appeared first on NewsnReleases.