Author Archives: PSW

FBR, USAID organise a one-day Stakeholders’ workshop

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA), jointly organized a one-day Stakeholders’ workshop on Pakistan Single Window (PSW) for managing Pakistan’s external trade at a local hotel in Islamabad. The objective of the workshop was to encourage stakeholders’ participation and […]

FBR, USAID to jointly streamline customs, trade procedures

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) jointly organized a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on Pakistan Single Window (PSW) for managing Pakistan’s external trade, a FBR statement issued here said on Wednesday. The objective of the workshop was […]

PSW termed most significant cross-border trade initiative

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs (Operations) Jawwad Owais Agha said Wednesday that Pakistan Single Window (PSW) is the most significant cross border trade facilitation initiative to have been undertaken by the Government of Pakistan. He was speaking at the one-day Stakeholders’ workshop on Pakistan Single Window (PSW), for managing Pakistan’s external trade, […]

Export reforms make way, apparently we need automation first

In December 2018, erstwhile finance minister Asad Umar, while chairing the first meeting of the steering committee, approved the implementation of the National Single Window (NSW) system in Pakistan by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Customs’ Wing. On May 28 2019, FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi revealed to a group of journalists and development partners […]

National Single Window to facilitate investments, traders: FBR chairman

Govt intends to fully implement e-governance system so as to make the import processes easier’ ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that Pakistan’s National Single Window (NSW) system would increase the inflow of investments in the country. Addressing a gathering of media representatives and development partners recently in Islamabad, the FBR […]

Country to go for e-governance system: NSW project to be made operational by 2021: Shabbar

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi Tuesday said that Pakistan has decided to go for the e-governance system on an urgent basis under the policy decision of making National Single Window project operational for importers/exporters by 2021. The NSW to be completed at a cost of $163 million will eliminate need for physical […]

Containers’ clearance for import, export: $160m software to interlink 48 ministries

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank’s country director Illango Patchamuthu on Tuesday raised objections over proposed establishment of another public sector entity to run online based National Single Window (NSW) for clearance of containers for import and export purposes. Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi accepted the objections raised by Country Director of WB and stated that the track […]

Trade regulatory bodies to operate thru single window by 2021: Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: As part of the trade facilitation agreement, the National Single Window (NSW) to manage external trade will be operational by 2021, said Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi on Tuesday. The proposed window will provide a comprehensive solution for imports, exports, transit trade, trade through border customs stations and air cargo. Moreover, […]

Customs mulls paperless trade hub at estimated $50mln cost

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs is developing a paperless environment to digitise all the cross-border trade documents and digitally connect the relevant authorities, while the system is expected to be launched in the next four years at a cost of $40 to 50 million, tax officials said on Friday. The central trade hub, also known as National […]