Local News: The Customs Department says arrangements have been made to facilitate BOI procedures, as well as clearing imports on critical goods. Customs spokesman Sunil Jayarathne said that employees in the long house, where importers send declaration forms with respect to sea cargo except for motor vehicles, will work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rank Container Terminals Ltd. staff, who inspect and check green channel material, will also be accessible from 10 am to 5 pm.
The Customs Spokesman has indicated that the Container Verification Terminal will facilitate the required arrangements regarding the on-call processes listed above.
This would also facilitate BOI companies engaged in the manufacture of export goods in Free Trade Zones. Such arrangements are effetcs until Monday.