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1 Chaminda Saman Rathnayake Assist. Superintendent of Customs ICT Division Sri Lanka Customs

2 Introduction to Sri Lanka Customs Main Functions of Sri Lanka Customs includes: Collection of taxes, duties and other levies as imposed by the government To ensure proper enforcement of tariff, trade and social protection policies of the state To ensure flow of passenger, goods and related means of transport

3 Customs Systems and Procedures Risk Management A balanced and modern Customs administration A measure for controls and trade facilitation Allows compliant traders to move their goods more quickly through Customs controls: fewer documentary checks : physical examinations Identify illegitimate trade Provides an opportunity for the Customs administration to undertake more targeted selection : speedier clearance of goods

4 The Elements of the Regulatory Compliance Management Framework which Helped to Detect the Offence Desk audits Transaction-based audits System-based audits Live Database Customs Declaration Submission Statistical Database ASYCUDA ENGINE Expert Inputs and Criterias by for Selection Audit Queries Run by System Administrators Selected Customs Declarations with Customs violations Fig Flowchart for System-Based Audits done by ICT Unit of SLC

5 Central Cargo Examination Division At present there are three container cargo (FCL) examination yards namely RCT, Grayline 1 and Grayline2 The movement of these containers are controlled and monitored by using software called Cargo Control System until the cargo is released after examination at the yards.

6 Examination levels Red Channel (a) 100% Examination at specific yard (b) Detailed examination at specified yard Amber Channel (a) Panel Examination at specific yard (b) Panel examination at Importer's go-down Green Channel No examination

7 Introduction to Cargo Control System & Existing Problems No System to monitor the movement of the container under Customs supervision until it is delivered to the correct consignee. Customs gates were not updated with the Asycuda payment information. Therefore Cargo Control System was introduced to monitor the container movement under the supervision of Sri Lanka Customs. (Manage around 1000 containers per day)

8 Objective of The Project Secure and Monitor the Container until it reaches the destination container terminal (Grayline I & II,RCT) in a predefined route within a given time period after it is released from the NCT Gate

9 Cstoms Gate Pass Existing Methodology Release Note Proposed System will increase the Efficiency & Effectiveness of these Business Processes I.Process Cusdec II.Print Gate pass III.Update Seal Number IV.Print Release Note V.Release Container from NCT Gate VI.Yard Check-In VII.Yard Check-Out

10 Proposed Methodology Tracking is done by using GPS units I.Assign a GPS unit II.Track Container III.Update Geo-database IV.Yard Check-In V.Order to Release VI.Yard Check-Out VII.Release Container from Yard

11 Increase the Speed of the Customs Clearance and Overall Supply Chain Speed Document Verification Advanced Security will avoid False Documents (Encrypted Barcodes) Fully Automated System Updates Prevent tampering the Seals or the Containers Monitor Container Physical Movement Geo-Fencing with Predefined Routes Querying on & Post Audits on Collected Data in the and the CCTV Snap Shots Online Surveillance Unit for Real-time Raids User Reports for Traders/Trade Facilitation Technical Benefits of Using a GPS Tracking System for Cargo Control System

12 Phase-I Preparing GIS Framework

13 GIS Map of Sri Lanka



16 Geo-Fencing between two Customs Points.

17 Satellite View of Colombo Port

18 Colombo Port

19 Phase-II Installation of GPS Tracking Units

20 Installation of GPS Tracking Units GPS tracking unit will include a lock. This lock can be secured with a strap seal issued by the Customs department. Figure 4. Installation of Tracking Devices with a Lock. The lock can be opened with a master key and the master key can be distributed among authorized officers at GraylineI & II, RCT and bonded ware houses. This lock is attached to the door of the container.

21 Tracking unit is fixed to the door and is locked with the bottle seal issued by the Customs Figure 5. Installation of Tracking Devices

22 System Architecture for the Proposed GPS enabled Tracking System

23 System Architecture of the Proposed Barcode Security Tracking System RFID Assigning & Installation Point /Barcode Sticker pasting on Container Gate Pass Issuing Point Intranet Cargo Control Client at NCT Database Cargo Control System RFIDs

24 System Architecture of the Proposed Tracking System GPSsBottle Seals NCT Gate Duty Point Intranet Cargo Control Client at NCT Databas e Cargo Security Control System RFID Reader Gate Pass Release Note

25 Intranet Database Internet CSCS Clien t Geo- Databas e CSCS GSM Mobile Service Provider CSCS Clien t System Architecture of the Proposed GPS Tracking System GPS Satellites Cargo Container RFID Reader at Terminal (RCT,Grayline I & II) GPS Tracking Unit RFID Tracking Unit

26 Phase-III Trade Facilitation

27 Trade Facilitation Providing Reports to the Importers/Exporters Real-Time Tracking Information of containers Fast Clearance for Legitimate Traders

28 Conclusions Keeping a Tight Customs Control Speedy Clearance/Trade facilitation Increasing Transparency/Integrity Reduce the Overall Customs Clearance Cost for Government and Traders ROI Comply with E-Government Policies and Concepts Increase Compliance Level of Traders

29 References US Customs Official Website Australian Customs Official Website UK Customs Official Website Singapore Customs Official Website World Customs Organization Official Website DHL Official Website, Environment al Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Official Website, E-Government policies materials published by ICTA, Study material CCES,University of Canberra on Compliance Management & Customs Regulatory Environment

30 Questions & Comments

31 Thank You!

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