WCO recognises CRCL as regional customs laboratory for Asia Pacific
8th Mar, 2021
In a positive development, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) recognised Central Revenues Control Laboratory CRCL, as a regional customs laboratory for Asia Pacific.
What is CRCL?
- The CRCL is working under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, CBIC.
- Established in 1939, CRCL is the headquarters of 14 Revenue Laboratories, including 2 laboratories working at Government Opium and Alkaloid Works, Ghazipur and Neemuch.
- These laboratories have been upgraded extensively in the past 3 years and new state-of-art equipment costing about 80 crore rupees have been installed.
- With the introduction of instrument based testing, Revenue Laboratories are, now, facilitating faster clearances, without compromising on law enforcement and thereby playing a vital role in trade facilitation.
- With its recognition as RCL, CRCL joins a select group of Customs Laboratories in the region like those in Japan & Korea.
World Customs Organization
- The World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
- It was set up to make customs administrations around the world more efficient, coordinated and effective.