Record 17.1% increase in exports from Sialkot in fiscal 2013-14


SIALKOT: There is 17.1 percent record increase in exports from Sialkot region in fiscal year 2013-14 as compared to last fiscal year due to smooth provision of advanced export-related facilities and rapid clearance of export consignments by Model Collectorate of Customs (MCC) Sialkot at the Sialkot Dry Port Trust (SDPT) and Sialkot International Airport.
Collector Customs Sialkot Qurban Ali Khan talking to media on Friday      said one window operation and an establishment of Single Examination Assessment Office at the shade yard of SDPT by the MCC Sialkot was earning great confidence of exporters.
Qurban Ali said exports of leather from MCC Sialkot increased by 16.3 percent, sports goods by 7.1 percent, surgical instruments by 17.9 percent, textile by 28.8 percent, cutlery exports by 7.8 percent and other goods by 5.5 percent. There would also be further increase in these exports from Sialkot during the running fiscal year 2014-15, as the Federal Board of Revenue and Sialkot exporters were getting full benefits of this increase in exports in this regard.
He said the Sialkot exporters also took keen interest in enhancing their exports from Sialkot as the MCC Sialkot was successfully motivating them to do their exports from SDPT and Sialkot International Airport.
MCC Sialkot had started process of paying a large number of the prolonged pending rebate claims to exporters on priority as the MCC Sialkot had distributed Rs 330 million among them, enabling them to jazz up their business activities. An advanced 24/7 duty system had successfully been introduced at the SDPT as  senior efficient officials of Customs, Anti Narcotics Force and SDP had been performing round-the-clock duties to lure  exporters, importers and customs and cargo clearing agents and motivating them to do their business through the SDP. 

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