The Brihanmumbai Custom Brokers Association (BCBA) organised an awareness programme on the problems faced by the Custom Brokers in filing advance noting BOE and availing DPD facility, on July 17, 2018 at the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture here. The facility of DPD and advance noting were major initiatives by the JNCH for promoting faster trade facilitation in India, said a release.
The session commenced with the welcome note by Mr Paresh Thakkar, Honorary Secretary, BCBA. Mr Karunakar Shetty, President, BCBA, then gave a brief on the agenda of the workshop. The programme was presided over by Mr Subhash Agarwal, IRS, Commissioner, Nhava Sheva III & IV, and appraising officer, Mr Ravi Bhushan. The other dignitaries on the dais were Mr Kiran Rambhia, Senior Vice-President and other BCBA office-bearers.
The agenda of the programme was to promote the DPD facilitation and to find solutions to the problems faced by the members in advance noting. The initial presentation was by Mr Hiren Ruparel, Honorary Treasurer, BCBA, who enlightened the members on the benefits of DPD and advance noting. This was followed by a presentation by Customs which highlighted the need for DPD in clearance and how the process of registration in advance noting can be made easier. It was a positive discussion with lots of outcomes and redressal for the issues being raised in availing these facilities, the release said.
DPD is seen as a game-changer in today’s era. Those registered as a DPD client can avail the facility of direct port delivery from terminals. The charges for 20 ft and 40 ft are very low as compared to CFS delivery.
Members attended the workshop in large numbers to raise pertinent issues and seek redressal.
The session ended with the vote of thanks by Mr Dushyant Mulani, Vice-President, BCBA, the release added.