KATHMANDU, JANUARY 24
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Sahadev Humagain, chief of Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre (PQP- MC), Damayanti Shrestha, acting director general of Department of Livestock Development, Upendra Rai, director general of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and Director General of Department of Customs Suman Dahal on behalf of their respective organisations.
Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Padma Aryal and Secretary Yogendra Kumar Karki were also present during the MoU signing ceremony.
As per the agreement, service-seekers can avail customs clearance services online. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the system will make custom services easier and faster, facilitate trade, and the customs clearance process will be completely paperless.
Similarly, the government is confident that the online customs service will foster transparency and promote good governance in the import/export sector.
During the event, Minister Aryal claimed that the data recording and reporting system related to international trade will also become more standard.
“The national one-door system has been introduced to promote the business interests of all stakeholders in the trade supply chain through trade facilitation by simplifyin