Guideline issued in foods supplement case suspended by SHC

KARACHI: A guide line issued by Customs Valuation in respect of food, nutritional supplement was suspended by Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh. Shama Communication challenged the issuance of guideline by an officer no empowered to do so.

The bench earlier heard Ghulam ullah Sheikh advocate of Franklin Law Associates who submitted that the imported consignment was classifiable and assessed under PCT Heading 2106.9090 and hence issuance of the guideline was uncalled for, illegal and beyond powers conferred upon the respondent Director Valuation.

The bench agreeing with the contention of transgression of jurisdiction and authority by the respondent suspended the guideline.

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