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Kochi Customs seeks installation of scanners at port gates - 2012-01-18

In response to a writ petition, the Kochi Customs has submitted an affidavit before the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to be issued to Kochi Port and India Gateway Terminal to provide adequate space and infrastructure for installation of container scanners and Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System. The Assistant Commissioner (Legal), Mr Jacob Cherian, said the Customs department had no control over the main exit and entry gates at the ICTT. The issue had been taken up with higher ups and the Development Commissioner, SEZ. The existing procedure did not ensure 100 per cent examination of the cargo and only selected containers were now subject to checks in the terminal. The Customs had also taken up the issue of installation of container scanners with the Directorate of Logistics, New Delhi.

Source: Hindu Business Line