The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), in collaboration with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) organized a webinar on Pakistan Single Window (PSW) program at their countrywide offices on June 1, 2021.
The PSW program is a major reform initiative led by Pakistan Customs that aims to transform the management of imports, exports, transit trade and related logistics. The program includes re-engineering of processes and automation of dozens of regulatory agencies to reduce regulatory compliance costs and complications.
The webinar was part of the PSW’s outreach plan to create awareness among stakeholders before launch of its first module - related to subscription in June 2021. Under this module traders and users will be able to avail electronic subscription and registration facility without needing to visit any government department. This will be followed by other 6 major releases by PSW in the current year to facilitate cross border trade and enhance government controls while integrating other government agencies. It is pertinent to mention that the government has promulgated the Pakistan Single Window Act, 2021 to ensure smooth operations of PSW.
The PSW implementation team attended the webinar and explained salient features of the new system to familiarise the participants with this system. The president of FPCCI Mian Nasir Magoon and other participants appreciated efforts of Pakistan Customs to facilitate trade.