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CBIC Platform for scheduling cargo Examination at Tughlakabad Depot

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) launched an online application platform to schedule cargo examination for traders at the Tughlakabad inland container depot in Delhi to improve logistics efficiency.

The online platform will be available on all days. The depot will also have a new baggage scanner for non-intrusive examination unaccompanied baggage or palletized import cargo.

“It is multi-stakeholder application where customs, CONCOR, customs brokers and importers are on the same platform having a shared view of scheduling examination of goods. This initiative will ensure fullest transparency alongside of convenience for trade and other stakeholder,” the finance ministry said in a statement Thursday.

The new baggage scanner will help customs in targeted intervention to check smuggling.

Few days earlier an electronic tracking of containerized cargo through use of smart locks and an application built on block chain technology was launched. “This enables customs to monitor and tack movement of non-duty paid goods through GPS tracking while reducing compliance burden on trade in terms of documentation,” the ministry said.

ICD Tughlakabad (TKD) since 1993, at its present location, was the second land port to be set up in the country after Bangalore in 1983.

It caters to the need of importers and exporters and is the biggest inland dry port of North India. S-ET

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