KARACHI: The MCC Appraisement West has started clearing the fabric consignments as the Customs could not develop a consensus to challenge the Sindh High Court decision in the Supreme Court.
The Sindh High Court had ordered the customs authorities to allow the clearance of fabric (Viscose) consignments at $4.5 per kilogram against the stuck up consignments of three importers who had moved the court for seeking relief.
Sindh High Court – in the petitions filed by M/s Vital Industries, M/s Ihsan Sons and M/s Omron Industries on the plea that as the consignments had already arrived at port and they were willing to pay duty, taxes at the value of $4.5 per kilogram which was in terms of the valuation ruling.
The court disposed of the petitions in terms that the subject consignments as have already arrived at port may be released on payment of duty, taxes etc. at the rate of $4.5 per Kg. Once such duty has been paid, the goods shall be released in accordance with law and such release shall not be held up on account of the issuance, or impeding issuance, of any show cause notice.
Collector Appraisement West Mohammad Saleem, Additional Collector Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed and Deputy Collector Ghulam Nabi Kambu secured all the details of the petitioners and started the clearance of consignments.
As the order reached to concerned, many importers had reached Custom House for seeking relief under the court order despite that they were not party in the case.
It may be mention that hundreds of containers were stopped by customs collectorates as well as customs intelligence after detection of misdeclaration by importers.