Pakistan Customs has become the first authority in the region to sign an agreement with TradeLens, a blockchain-underpinned logistics platform supported by five out of six of the world’s largest ocean carriers to digitise import-export documentation of containerised cargo.

Jointly developed by Maersk and IBM, the TradeLens platform is expected to help the recently established Pakistan Single Window (PSW) in its efforts to modernise its import-export documentation through a safe and secure, paperless, digital solution to strengthen its controls against trade-based money laundering (TBML).

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