KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Tuesday adjourned a petition filed by importers of Kenwood Juicers till Jan 04 allowing the petitioner time to file an amended title making the necessary parties as respondents in the petition.

Earlier at the outset of hearing, counsel for Pakistan Customs submitted that Goods Declaration (GD’s) pertain to Collectorate of Customs East and West and they were not made party in the petition.

The bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan said that contention by the counsel for custom is tenable. The bench adjourning the hearing until Jan 04, directed the petitioner to amend the title making the Collectorates respondents in the petition. The petition pertain to the valuation/determination of custom duty on imported juicers from China. The online price of one piece is 7500 while custom assessed it at a rate of rupees 4500 per piece.

The petitioner claim even lower rate giving rise to dispute over valuation.