KARACHI: The MCC Port Qasim has decided to approach Collector (Appeals) against the decision of Customs Adjudication to waive charges of mis-declaration in respect of description and classification developed by the Collectorate against a toy importer, M/s Xing enterprises.
MCC Port Qasim had served a Show Cause Notice on M/s Xing Enterprises, a toys importer based in Punjab, for attempting to evade duty and taxes through mis-declaration on a certain consignments.
According to the details of the case, M/s Xing Enterprises imported a consignment said to contain Swing Twister and Kick Scooty and filed home consumption GD sought clearance thereof. The GD was selected by the system for examination, which found the items to be Ride on Manual Car falling under PCT 9503.0010 attracting CD 20percent, Sales Tax 17percent, Additional Sales Tax 3percent and Income Tax 6percent as against declared Swing Twister under PCT 9508.9000 attracting CD 5percent, Sales Tax 17percent, Additional Sales Tax 3percent and Income Tax 6percent. The other item Kick Scooty falls under pct 9503.0010 attracts CD 20percent, Sales Tax 17percent, Additional Sales Tax 3percent and Income Tax 6percent as against declared Kick Scooty declared under pct 9506.9990 attracting CD 5percent, Sales Tax 17percent, Additional Sales Tax 3percent and Income Tax 6percent.
However, the Assistant Collector Amanullah Soomro Customs Adjudication did not find any concrete and convincing ground to alter the declared PCT of the goods.
MCC Port Qasim is of the view that the order-in-original is non-efficacious and out of the purview of the findings of examination staff and merely based on whimsical interpretation without following the actual facts of the case.
Moreover, the order-in-original was passed without granting a single opportunity of hearing to the MCC Port Qasim and it was passed in haste in some extraneous consideration.
Sources said the Collectorate would pray before the Collector (appeals) to set aside the order-in-original and declare that the impugned goods i.e. ‘ride on manual car’ are correctly classifiable under PCT 9503.0010 and ‘kick scooty’ under PCT 9503.0010.