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Border Trade: MACCS to be Launched in March

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The Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) meeting was held at the Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) on March 7, is planned launch later this month according to Win Thant, the Director of Customs Department.

To facilitate trade, MACCS was launched at international ports, Yangon Airport International Cargo Terminal and Thilawa Special Economic Zone operations starting on 12th November 2016.

“At present, the MACCS system is being practiced in Thilawa port and Yangon areas. In March, Japanese experts and MACCS scholars will go to Myawaddy and do a survey. After the survey, we will implement the system in Myawaddy. We hope to complete the process by 2018 March at the latest,” said Win Thant, Director of Customs Department.

By accessing  MACCS through the internet, it will save time and transportation costs. Besides, a faster custom procedure can make trading more effective according to a custom official. Trial tests of the system was started in August 2016. Although some challenges were faced at first, after one month, most of the challenges were overcome, according to an official.

 

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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