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Simplified customs procedures planned for exports through India Post

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The is planning to introduce new simplified procedures for exports through Post to cater to the small and medium enterprises, the government said on Saturday.

It said that during a joint conference organised by Indian Customs and Posts on Friday, leading company and DHL made presentations on global best practices and identifying bottlenecks faced by exporters in

"One of the major bottlenecks in the postal system is the absence of professional logistics companies which can facilitate going global through and leaving postal logistics to third parties," a statement said.

of said that improvement in infrastructure at Foreign Post Offices and leveraging strengths of postal department's pan-India outreach can unlock massive export potential.

"In order to cater to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and what may come as a major boost to the Make in India program, Customs are proposing new simplified procedures for exports through India Post," the statement said.

Customs is planning several initiatives on the back of introducing like scanning at Foreign Post Offices to expedite release of goods, it said.

"These measures are also likely to control smuggling of narcotics, as evidenced from the recent seizure of 300,000 tablets of psychotropic substances," it added.

In order to strengthen law enforcement, Customs will scan mail bags at the airports itself for identifying suspect consignments and contraband items.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 19:32 IST