Slow Connection

eServices Lanka, the automated cargo clearance service, is looking to tie up with trade groups to coax more traffic online. eServices Lanka, the automated cargo clearance service, is looking to tie up with trade groups to coax more traffic online. “We are open to agreements with parties to increase clearance volumes,” said Sameera Samarakkody, Business Development Manager, eServices Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s long awaiting electronic clearance system is now partially functional allowing imports to be cleared online.

Despite the time and cost savings however only around 300 companies, out of the nearly 10,000 companies involved in importing and exporting, have migrated online.

To get more people to log onto the electronic clearance system, eservices is offering to rebate a portion of its charges, based on the volume of business.

The company has already cut a deal with the local apparel industry – the largest export trade – to use its paperless solution.

“We have already signed an MOU with the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), to give them a rebate on the volumes they offer,” said Samarakkody.

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