SHC declines plea to restrain Customs from en-cashment

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) declined a request by importers of Indian imitation jewelry to restrain the Pakistan Customs from encashing surety.

According to details Blue Sky Enterprises and Sulfol Internatonal imported consignments of imitation jewelry from India and filed goods declaration. The custom authorities of Port Qasim and East Collectorate refused to accept the assessment and assessed the consignment at a rate of US $ 13.5 per kilogram.

The petitioners sought clearance at a rate of US $ 0.02 cents per item which was incalculable. The petitioners while contesting the rate of duty and taxes prayed to the court to restrain the customs from encashing securities submitted.

The bench however after opposition by Khalid Rajpar Advocate, counsel for MCC East and Port Muhammad Bin Qasim Collectorate sought version of the two collectorates in writing while fixing Aug 07 as next date of hearing.

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