KARACHI: General Secretary Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) Mr. Arshad Khurshid informed that an awareness session of Pakistan Single Window (PSW) was conducted at KCAA Head Office at the same time this session was also conducted through Online Zoom Meeting which was attended by a number of Custom House Agents.
The awareness session was presented by Mr. Naveed Abbas Memon (Chief Domain Officer of PSW), Mr. Asim Awan (Domain Officer) Mr. Yawar Nawaz (Doman Officer) and Mr. Samar on behalf of PSW team.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Naveed Abbas Memon stated that PSW portal will enable traders to reduce time, cost and complexity in cross border trade while improving quality of experience for all stakeholders with primary focus on ease of doing business.
On the other hand it will also support other government agencies in adopting an Integrated Risk Management approach for efficient enforcement of trade related controls. He also informed that the implementation of PSW will enable Pakistan to achieve compliance with WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement besides helping our country to unlock its potential in becoming a hub for trade.
President KCAA Mr. Saif Ullah Khan added that it is an honor to host the PSW representatives of the highest level who are leading a mega transformation through PSW based on the approach of trade facilitation.
He further said that PSW will promote ease of doing business by maintaining collaboration with 74 different public sector entities involved in regulation of cross border trade of Pakistan.
While addressing, the General Secretary Mr. Arshad Khurshid appreciated the implementation of true automation under PSW portal, he stated that Pakistan Customs initiated the implementation of automation in business through risk management systems by launching Pakistan Customs Computerized System (PACCS) in the year 2005 which was greatly appreciated by the trade of Pakistan.
Now a big change is being introduced for a second time by the Government and Pakistan Customs in shape of PSW. This new system will digitize the processes related to importers, exporters, customs house agents, freight forwarders, shipping companies, transporters while ensuring reduced cost of doing business with compliance of laws and regulations.
KCAA Office Bearers also assured their full support and cooperation for implementation of automation in true spirit.
In the end, the PSW Officials who visited the KCAA Head office also appreciated and recognized the efforts extended by the KCAA for the benefit of business community at large.