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New PSW service to digitise pesticide imports

Pakistan Single Window has launched a new service to facilitate the import and clearance of pesticides in Pakistan. New module is based upon electronic validations driven by PSW’s integration with the DPP and the indigenously developed Integrated Tariff for Trade (ITT) which allows pesticide traders to provide 4-digit product codes while filing a declaration on the PSW system.

Pesticide imports to be facilitated through Pakistan Single Window

Pakistan Single Window has launched a new service to facilitate the import and clearance of pesticides in Pakistan. Under Pakistan’s trade regulations, all imports of pesticides are subject to mandatory Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) by independent third parties to ensure that imported pesticides conform to international and national requirements.

Pesticide imports: Electronic endorsement of PSI certifications from tomorrow

The electronic endorsement of Prior-Shipment Inspection (PSI) certifications for pesticide imports will be commenced under the Pakistan Single Window (PSW) system by May 22, 2023. Under the Import Policy Order 2022, the import of pesticides is subject to PSI Certification by pre-shipment certification companies authorized by the DPP.

PSW discontinues manual certification for prior-shipment inspection from May 22, 2023

Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has recently announced the discontinuation of manual certification for prior-shipment inspection (PSI) for customs clearance, starting from May 22, 2023. This move, in line with the Import Policy Order, 2022, aims to streamline the import process and enhance efficiency through automation.

Karachi Chamber calls for a separate currency exchange portal to boost trade facilitation

The KCCI has put forth the following proposal as part of its recommendations for the budget 2023-2024: The SBP should establish a digital portal, like the one used by the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), specifically for buying and selling foreign currencies, including the US Dollar.

PSW services extended to dry ports

PSW CEO Syed Aftab Haider stated “the extension of PSW’s digitalisation initiative to upcountry dry ports is the latest in our steady effort to enable an increasingly seamless clearance process and improve trade facilitation.

PSW extends scope of operations to all dry ports except Quetta

With the new development, goods, and commodities clearance of commercial consignments classified under Chapters 1 to 50 of the Pakistan Customs Tariff has been completely switched to PSW, allowing clearance of imported consignments via submission of a Single Declaration (SD).

PSW extends operations to dry ports in Pakistan

Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has extended its operations to all dry ports (except Quetta) with effect from May 3, 2023, a move that is aimed to facilitate the country’s cross-border trade operations, a statement said on Monday.

Burgeoning opportunity

Pakistan Single Window (PSW) initiative was launched in 2017 aiming to reduce the time and cost of doing business by digitizing Pakistan's cross-border trade and eliminating paper-based manual processes, ultimately overcoming barriers to institutional collaboration and change.

Gwadar port proves international worth, handles all nine wheat ships

A Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association (AGSCAA) official told Gwadar Pro that Gwadar Port has surpassed other ports in Pakistan in handling and processing wheat consignments. Proving its international worth, operational competence and high-tech capability, Gwadar Port has meticulously received and administered all successive nine ships loaded with 450,000 metric tons of imported Russian wheat.