LED lights importer fined, penalized for mis-declaration

KARACHI: According to the details of the case, the importer M/s Newage Engineering Services imported a consignment of LED lights will accessories and sought clearance.

Upon scrutiny, it was found that the subject goods correctly classifiable under HS code 9405.1090 chargeable to custom duty at the rate of 20 percent. However, the importer claimed exemptions and benefits which were not admissible to subject goods.

The offending value of mis-declared specification and wrong claim of concessionary exemption notification amounts to Rs1.091 million.

The adjudicatio0n officer found that the charges against the importer stand established and ordered confiscation of the goods. However, the importer was given the option to redeem the goods on payment of redemption fine equal to 20 percent of the value of goods. A fine of Rs20,000 was also imposed on the importer.

Aggrieved with the order-in-original, the importer approached collector Appeals, who after observing facts and figures that importer’s goods were correctly assessed vide the impugned order and no cogent reasons are given by importer’s counsel in support of his counsel. The Collector Appeals rejected the appeal filed by M/s Newage Engineering Services.

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