Seminar on SLSI’s Online Submission of Applications to Import Inspection Scheme
22nd March 2018 at Ground Floor Auditorium, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
As part of the efforts moving towards automation, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) has taken steps to facilitate trade by introducing SLSI’s Online Submission of Notifications via a Single Window connectivity between the SLSI users and Sri Lanka Customs. This automated system was developed by the Information Technology Management Department of Ministry of Finance & Mass Media. SLSI is now ready to go online.
A seminar, organized by the Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Ministry of Finance & Mass Media and SLSI, was conducted to prepare users for the new operation.
Areas covered at the seminar include: registering with the new system; submitting applications online; deadlines to be met; submissions from overseas; payment methods; multiple and simultaneous submissions; response times; and system requirements from user end. There was a Practical demonstrations by SLSI and the IT Department of the Ministry of Finance & Mass Media.
The system of online submissions of applications carries numerous benefits to trade. Less visits results in costs being saved, information is accessible at just a click of a button, no more costly unnecessary paper work, no room for forgery, it is user-friendly and convenient, there is 24/7 documentation, service is streamlined and efficient.
Adaptation to the new system is essential for continuous improvement and for the ease of doing business.