Jaipur became the 7th international courier terminal in India with the inauguration of the Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) on 9th August by Shri. M. Ajit Kumar, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). Representatives from the GJEPC were present on the occasion.
The ECCS facility provided by Jaipur Customs is a time-saving measure that will facilitate imports and exports, especially gems and jewellery e-commerce, an objective that the GJEPC has been actively pursuing with the Government.
The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector will especially benefit in importing and exporting parcels through ECCS, as the courier facility is a fully automated system based on minimal testing and ensures extremely speedy clearance, making it much cheaper and faster than the presently available import-export cargo system, according to the Commissioner of Customs, Jodhpur.
Speaking at the launch function, Deputy Commissioner, Shri. Aniruddha then gave a brief introduction of this newly launched ECCS and its importance for Jaipur’s gems and jewellery business. At present, apart from Jaipur, there are six other international courier terminals functioning at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Chennai. With the addition of Jaipur to this list, Shri. Ajit Kumar congratulated Jaipur Customs for opening up new possibilities for the gems and jewellery sector, handicrafts, textile and readymade garment industry and e-commerce sector.