This is the view of NRI acting director Osborne Sanida, who said that the volume of trade had increased over the years with the reduction of tariffs," he said.
"We need to ensure that digital transformation is used to our advantage to facilitate trade. But we must, at the same time, guard against many adverse impacts on information explosion in this ICT (information, communications technology) age."
Sanida at a customs business consultative forum Sanida said customs had transitioned from manual document processing to automation of customs processing and procedures.
This included electronic document submission, adoption of electronic payment systems, inter-agency coordination including interagency government systems involving clearance and others.