Examination can be expedited but customs authorities reluctant to give WEBOC access: Brig. Waqar KARACHI: Commandant Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Brig. Syed Waqar Haider Rizvi has said that ANF’s examination procedure can be expedited if it was given access to WEBOC system which was being demanded since last three years but… Continue reading

Customs Reforms & Automation failed to update WeBOC to facilitate declaration of retail price of imported items

KARACHI: Despite lapse of over a year, Directorate of Reforms and Automation has failed to incorporate changes in WeBOC regarding collection of sales tax on retail price at import stage causing losses to the national exchequer. Vide the Finance Act, 2019, Sales Tax on certain consumer items in the Third… Continue reading

SHC admits an accused to pre-arrest protective bail

KARACHI: Justice Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui of High Court of Sindh (SHC) admitted an accused Muhammad Ahsan son of Muhammad Arshad to protective bail for seven days against a solvent surety of rupees 50,000. The accused was booked in a FIR No SI/MISC/WEBOC/10/EXM, PQ/2019 DATED 23-9-2019 on alleged charge of smuggling…. Continue reading

Pakistan Customs to implement AI based centralized scanning of all imported cargo

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has planned to implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based centralized scanning of all imported cargo and automatic customs declarations verification system. The verification of declarations will be through intelligent system based analyses and inference based on cargo images and customs declaration data with… Continue reading

Modifications in WeBOC search settings open door for blunders, revenue leakage

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation has modified the settings of WeBOC system for all the users, which has complicated the assessment process and at the same time opened doors for mistakes/blunders and revenue leakage. According to details, earlier the search settings of WeBOC system accepted description of goods,… Continue reading

WeBOC system restored to full operational capacity

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs web-based one Customs (WeBOC) system, which had collapsed on Monday, has been restored to its full operational capacity on Wednesday. The system collapsed on Monday noon resulting in stoppage of import and export clearance. The operations were partially restored by Tuesday evening, but it was still incurring… Continue reading

Customs all set to implement WeBOC module for EPZ cargo

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs is all set to implement WeBOC Module in Export Processing Zone (EPZ), as all the stakeholders have consented automation of the process and transportation of goods between container terminals and the zone in bonded carriers. The implementation of WeBOC module for EPZ consignments and all transportation of… Continue reading

MCC Exports foils bid to smuggle antiques

KARACHI: MCC Exports Karachi has lodged an FIR against M/s Natasha Enterprises and M/s Zaman & Co for attempting to smuggle out antiques including statutes in the garb of artificial handicraft replicas. M/s Natasha Enterprises filed Goods Declaration (GD) through their agent M/s S. Zaman & Co for export of… Continue reading