Salient features of PACCS are as follows:
No Geographical Limits
Under PACCS an importer is liberated of geography. You can file Goods Declarations from the HQ in Islamabad, pay duties from a branch office at an online bank in Lahore and clear your goods for a factory in Karachi.
PACCS Philosophy Under Import Pakistan
Only stop the suspect. Customs work is phased in the following manner:
1. Pre-arrival work
2. Work while the goods are at the port
3. Work after the goods have been released
Goods are required at the port only where physical examination is needed; all other Customs work can be completed either before arrival of goods or finalized after the goods have been released.
Pre-arrival Goods Declaration Related to Import Pakistan
Advanced filing of electronic Goods declaration 10 days prior to arrival of cargo, no permissions required.
Pre-arrival Processing of Cargo Related to Import Pakistan
Cargo and vessel details are acquired electronically from the carriers at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of vessel. Risk Management System screens the cargo declaration and segregates high risk from low risk cargo. Transit and transshipment consignments are identified. Major amendments to the manifest are completed electronically by the time the vessel arrives.
Cargo declaration is electronically transmitted to the terminal operator to unload cargo according to the manifest.
Procedure after Arrival of Vessel
Non-risky cargo for which GD has been filed in advance is released. Transshipment cargo is released to bonded carriers for carriage upcountry. There is no requirement for filing of TP requests under PACCS. High risk cargo as communicated to the terminal operator is brought straight away to the examination areas and examination commences.
Goods Declaration Filing & Processing for Import Pakistan
Electronic Goods Declaration:
No documents are required.
Declarations are filed from your office over the web any where in the country. Customs Reference Number (machine number) is instantly allotted online. The Risk Management System processes your Declaration. In case the Declaration is found to be non-risky, your cargo is released and both you and the terminal operator are informed online by PACCS. The process takes less than ten seconds.
You are free to file Goods Declarations either yourself or through your agent, the choice is purely your own. In case the Declaration is deemed risky by the Risk Management System, it will be allotted to a Customs official for scrutiny and you will be asked online for clarifications or asked for specific documents to support your Declaration.