SHC suspends demand notice by Customs, restrain from coercive action

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh headed by Justice Mahmood A. Khan on Wednesday suspended a demand notices issued to Ghouri Tyre and Tubes Private Limited by the Collector of Customs, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC), East.

The bench earlier heard Imran Iqbal Khan Advocate who maintained that the impugned demand notices were issued without any show cause notice or any adjudged liability against the petitioner and as demand raised for duty and taxes is not sustainable in law as it tends to re-assess the GD’s already out charge and assessment has been finalized in terms of section 80 read with section 25 of the Customs Act 1969.

The court ordering issuance of pre-admission notices suspended the demand notices. The bench also restrained the respondents from any coercive action against the petitioners till further orders.

The petitioners imported consignments of Synthetic Rubber and Butyl Rubber for manufacturing of tyres and tubes being a leading manufacturer.

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