The Customs Department has introduced a new import declaration procedure to expedite the clearance of import cargo, Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said today.
The new procedure will require importers to bring their documents to a single clearance officer after certify them in their office. The new procedure will reduce the turn-around time by some six hours.
“The new procedure called the ‘Green Channel’ system was tested with the help of three importers for the first time today. Gradually the number of importers accessing this new procedure will be increased,” Mr. Gamini said.
He said this procedure was in use at the long room of the importers division of the sea cargo clearance section in the Customs head office. (Chaturanga Pradeep - DM Online)