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All Pakistan Customs Agents Association Urges to Automate Risk Management System

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All Pakistan Customs Agents Association (APCAA) urges to automate Risk Management System (RMS) in order to increase revenue.


In the second phase of the meeting, APCAA raised their concerns. The meeting was chaired by MNA Faheem Khan. MNA Jamil Ahmad Khan and the APCAA delegation attended the meeting in Islamabad.

APCAA senior vice chairman Arshad Jamal expressed serious concerns on the customs’ Risk Management System (RMS). He said that manual RMS was causing massive revenue leakages. RMS should not only be automated but also remained active to plug revenue leakages and to eradicate malpractices in customs operations.

He informed that FBR was doing a lot but there was a lot to be done and for the purpose, a strong public and private partnership was needed. He also added that the rules, which used to be made against the basic principle of natural justice, in the customs department, alleging the customs authorities to exploit rules for undue gains.

The senior vice chairman also said the customs’ acts, rules, and procedures should be reformulated under international guidelines in order to attract potential foreign investors. He requested the authorities to take the All Pakistan Customs Agents Association (APCAA) on board before taking any related decisions.

It was also reported that the participants agreed to the concerns raised in the meeting and decide to hold the next meeting with all stakeholders in Karachi.

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