Addition of new item in revision not to affect consignments rules SHC

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mrs Ashraf Jahan on Monday ordered release of six consignments of nonwoven interlining bukram over ruling an order in revision passed by the Director General Valuation adding a new item while hearing a revision application.

The bench was hearing constitution petitions filed by two importers Taipan and Ana & Batla private limited who challenged the enhancement of value of the imported item travelling beyond section 25 of the Customs Act 1969.

A lawyer from Franklin Law Associates representing the petitioners submitted that DG Valuation acted beyond jurisdiction when he added the item in dispute while hearing a revision application.

The bench after hearing the sides ordered release of all the six consginments holding that the same be released as per data as the “add on” at revision stage does not affect these consignments in dispute.

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