KARACHI: The R&D of MCC Appraisement West has detected short realization of customs duty & taxes amounting Rs6.10 million on import of hot fix tape in 59 goods declarations by mis-declaring HS code: 3919.1090 instead of appropriate code: 3919. 9090.

According to details, intimation was received in R&D that some unscrupulous importers had succeeded in getting their subject imports cleared availing undue benefits of Customs Duty. They claimed FTA on import of Hot Fix Tape by classifying and getting the goods cleared under HS Code: 3919.1090 instead of the appropriate HS code: 3919.9090 and consequently evaded legitimate amount of duty and taxes of Rs6.1 million.

The data—base of previous clearance was scrutinized and 59 Goods Declaration pertaining to imports made by 12 importers were pointed out involving short realized amount of duty and taxes.

The importers included M/s. M.K. Enterprises, M/s. Sheikh Brothers, M/s. Zaki Enterprises, M/s. Shama Communication, M/s. Feroz Trading Co., M/s. Areeba New World, M/s. H.A.A Enterprises, M/s Hani Textile, M/s Khizar Trading, M/s Qaiser Trading Co., M/s Chemie Pak Corporation and M/s Pak China Traders.

Official said that the user I.Ds of these importers would also be blocked to effect recovery.

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