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‘We are here to help the trade save costs’

DNMUM390858 | 6/19/2017 | Author : DNA Money | WC :1093

c-suite chat Dr John Joseph, Chief Commissioner of Customs (Mumbai Zone-II) JNCH

Dr John Joseph, chief commissioner of customs (Mumbai Zone-II), Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House (JNCH), has managed to remove congestion at India’s largest container port at Nhava Sheva through various initiatives. He shares with DNA Money the challenges he faced while implementing Direct Port Delivery (DPD), a gamechanger scheme that facilitates ‘Ease of Doing Business’.
When you think of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), congestion and chaos come to your mind. It used to be a nightmarish experience for exporters and importers. How did you change the scene?
World Bank does a study on ‘ease of doing business’, or how fast you can transfer or transport cargo with clearances. Last year’s study on dwell time, or how much times
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