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Transitioning WeBOC to PSW: A step towards enhanced efficiency in trade operations

While both PSW and WeBOC were established to facilitate the import and export of goods in Pakistan through automation, WeBOC primarily focuses on customs clearance processes. PSW adopts a more comprehensive approach, understanding trade facilitation in an enhanced manner, covering a myriad of trade-related activities.

Pakistan needs a more holistic pro-trade strategy

Implementing the Pakistan Single Window not only reduces costs and time on trade-related documentation and procedures but is also likely to increase Pakistani firms’ participation in international trading activities.

Country should chalk out pension reform plan: WB

Simplify requirements and documentation for firms to access the Export Facilitation Scheme (EFS). Digitise and automate EFS processes and verification checks through the Pakistan Single Window to allow risk-based audits

Sindh Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control successfully completes PSW test run

The Sindh Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control (ET&NC) Department has officially announced the successful completion of the test run for its new Pakistan Single Window (PSW) module. This innovative digital system is designed to streamline the collection and management of the Sindh Infrastructure Development CESS (SIDC), including waivers and bank guarantees.

Priorities for New Government

The new government’s steadfast commitment to economic revival and proactive approach to building upon the groundwork laid by the caretaker administration are encouraging signs.

PM Shehbaz forms committee to enhance business ease

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has launched a significant initiative aimed at facilitating business operations in Pakistan. To spearhead this effort, a committee has been formed under the leadership of Federal Minister for Privatisation and Board of Investment Abdul Aleem Khan.

Ease of Doing Business: Aleem-led panel to articulate strategy

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a committee to propose a strategy for improving the ease of doing business in Pakistan. The committee will be headed by Aleem Khan, Minister for Investment, and all the provincial chief secretaries as well as the CEO of Pakistan Single Window.

New Cabinet Committee under Aleem Khan to work on improving Ease of Doing Business

Prime Minister has unveiled a new and specialized committee that will be dedicated to enhancing the ease of doing business in the country. Chaired by Mr. Abdul Aleem Khan, Minister for Investment and Privatization, the committee boasts a lineup of distinguished members representing various governmental bodies, including delegates from pivotal organizations such as the Pakistan Single Window.

A call to unite for health equity: PSW and DRAP collaborate for digital solutions

The integration of DRAP with the PSW platform represents a significant milestone in addressing the medicine shortage crisis. By electronically integrating cross-border trade-related processes, both entities aim to expedite the clearance of pharmaceuti­cal products, thereby mitigating the chal­lenges associated with drug scarcity due to supply chain disruptions.

PSW’s Russian Language Initiative Expected to Bolster Pakistan’s Trade Ties with Central Asia

As part of its Trader Support program, PSW has recently introduced a dedicated Russian language helpline to provide guidance and support to traders from the Central Asian Republic, particularly Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, who have both entered into transit agreements with Pakistan.