PHMA and Customs hold joint session on Export Facilitation Scheme 2021

Imran Zakir

KARACHI: Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PHMA) in collaboration with Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) organized a Seminar on new Export Facilitation Scheme 2021 (EFS 2021) notified vide S.R.O.957(I)/2021 dated 30.07.2021 Wednesday simultaneously at PHMA House, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad & Sialkot.
Large number of textile exporters participated physically at PHMA offices and also joined this session online on Zoom and YouTube.
Amir Thahim, Collector, Model Collectorate of Customs (Exports) Port Qasim and Moeen Afzal, Additional Collector, Model Collectorate of Customs (Exports) Port Qasim participated from Customs, Federal Board of Revenue to brief the salient features and registration process of Export Facilitation Scheme 2021 (EFS 2021).
Muhammad Jawed Bilwani Chief Coordinator & Former Central Chairman PHMA welcomed the Customs Officials at PHMA for this orientation seminar to enlighten the exporters about the main features of EFS and to answer questions asked by exporters.
He appreciated that PHMA and FBR jointly believe in facilitating the exporters in order to contribute to the economic prosperity of Pakistan. Both are working closer like hands in gloves in order to facilitate the taxpayers and exporters. With the best efforts and productive proposals of PHMA, the FBR’s FASTER and WEBOC Systems have been improved and working efficiently and exporters are getting their refunds online smoothly and all credit goes to the then Member IR Operations & sitting Chairman FBR, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, Member Customs Operations FBR Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda and their team who eliminated human intervention and brought automation and reforms in the FBR System to facilitate the exporters.
He also appreciated the Government’s initiative of “Pakistan Single Window (PSW)” portal to provide a single electronic platform for facilitating compliance with the regulatory regime for cross border trade in Pakistan. He assured that PHMA shall also extend complete support to Customs with regards to implementation of EFS 2021. PHMA has also introduced EFS Help Desk at its RDA Cell to support member exporters.
Amir Thahim, Collector, Model Collectorate of Customs (Exports) Port Qasim and Moeen Afzal Additional Collector, Model Collectorate of Customs (Exports) also addressed from the leading exporters stated that the FBR believes in maximum facilitation to exporters enabling them to enhance exports to ultimately benefit the country to earn foreign exchange.

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