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Minister Mahat sees need to modernise customs mechanisms

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Minister Mahat sees need to modernise customs mechanisms
Minister Mahat sees need to modernise customs mechanisms

Kathmandu,26 Jan 2015: Customs administration should be modernised in line with the changing form of international trade, Minister for Finance Dr Ram Sharan Mahat stressed.

During his participation in an interaction programme organised Monday by the Department of Customs on the occasion of 63rd International Customs Day, Minister Mahat said simplified and eased trade activities are necessary to boost up the country’s economy. Nepal’s customs system must be computerised as per the need of time. The Finance Ministry is committed to full cooperation towards that end. In view of Minister Mahat, foreign tourist arrivals could go up if capacity of Tribhuvan International Airport is increased.

Although capital expenditure this year improved by 50 per cent compared to last year, this is not sufficient, he said, underlining the need of making country’s customs administrative mechanism more competent and efficient.

National Information Commission Chief Krishnahari Baskota  proposed to form ‘a revenue board’ to improve the revenue mechanism.

Officiating Secretary at the Ministry of Finance Rajan Khanal and Auditor General Shankar Prasad Adhikari stressed on systematizing the customs administration to promote country’s trade with international community.

Director General of Department of Customs Shishir Dhungana said the implementation of automated customs system is afoot to facilitate import and export trade activities.

President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Padeep Jung Pandey and Nepal Chamber of Commerce President Rajesh Kaji Shrestha  voiced  for implementing customs improvement strategy at all customs offices and operating them under the integrated customs system.

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