Staff Reporter Islamabad
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has introduced a new automated process in the WeBOC system for scanning of containerized import consignments of industrial raw materials for their speedy clearance at ports.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, FBR has said that the introduction of the Non-Intrusive Inspection System by Customs was a long-awaited initiative aimed at replacing physical inspection of cargo and reducing the dwell time at ports by using the latest scanning technology in line with international best practices.
The Karachi Port and Port Qasim have Customs scanning facilities installed with the assistance of the Japanese Government under the JICA program in addition to the scanners of the terminal operators.
The Blue channel will be part of the Risk Management System (RMS) through which Customs will be able to select the consignments of containerized cargo based on RMS by using a computer program targeting the suspected shipments, FBR said.
The system shall operate without human intervention which is designed to be based on the risk profiling and risk parameters.