Port Authority of Thailand launched the E-matching System at Laem Chabang Port and Bangkok Port

Port Authority of Thailand launched the E-matching System at Laem Chabang Port and Bangkok Port

Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) and Customs Department launched the E-matching system to improve efficiency of customs inspection procedures at Laem Chabang Port and Bangkok Port.

Mr. Komol Sribangplinoi, Port Director said that Port Authority of Thailand adopts E-matching system to reduce procedures and document in custom inspection process, aiming to ease traffic congestion at both Laem Chabang Port and Bangkok Port, starting in 2018. The implementation of E-matching system links product information in a Goods Transition Control document of Customs Department with an Export Pre-Advice Document through the National Single Window (NSW). The System then process data and matches the good control list electronically. The new system streamlines port operation with minimal involvement of documents and decreases document inspection period from 3-4 minutes to 20-30 seconds. The deployment of E-matching significantly improves efficiency of port operation, enables cost saving opportunity and reduces traffic congestion at both ports.

In addition, the Customs Department also plans to introduce additional three measures to facilitate international trade activities at both ports. The first measure is a pre-arrival system which allows importers to submit manifests online ahead of goods arrival at ports. The application of E-transhipment reduces overlapping document requirements for goods transition to other countries. Lastly, the deployment of single-point unpacking inspection allows importers to reduce inspection period for goods shipped through several ports in Thailand. The department also rolls out an e-advance system to allow importers to check the levy in advance through an online system.

The E-matching system is a jointly developed system between Port Authority of Thailand and The Customs Department; the opening ceremony took place on November 2017 at Laem Chabang Port, Sriracha District, Chonburi Province.

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