Nepal customs payment to go online gradually

File: Birgunj Customs Office, one of the biggest customs offices of Nepal

Nepal customs payment to go online gradually

Kathmandu, December 13

The Department of Customs claims it is planning to introduce a new system that allows traders to pay all the customs charges online.

The department’s Information Officer Punya Bikram Khadka says the department is currently conducting the last-phase tests of the online infrastructure system and it would soon be launched for the customers.

In the first phase, the department will introduce the system at the Sirsiya dry port in Birgunj, Parsa from mid-December whereas the Birgunj Customs Office will adopt it after a month.

The department collects over Rs 500 billion each year for all exports and imports, and it hopes the online system will help it get rid of the risk of any embezzlement involved in the process.

Meanwhile, traders’ associations have also welcomed the government decision.

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