QUETTA: Collector MCC Quetta Waheed Marwat has said the Chamber of Commerce & Industries Quetta and MCC Appraisemnt Quetta are working in close coordination to promote legal trade and discourage illegal practices.

Recently many steps have been taken by both the partners mentioned as under;

  1. Constitution of Liason Committees to resolve issues facing trade quickly
  2. Establishment of Help Cells headed by the Deputy Collector Headquarters to verify Goods Declarations immediately for smooth flow of transport carrying legal traded goods
  3. Operationalization of Badini Trade Trade Point through mutual support of Quetta Customs and Quetta Chamber

MCC Appraisemnt intends to launch further steps for trade facilitation with support of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Quetta.

Meanwhile, Haji Foja Khan President All Pakistan Dry Fruits Importers and Exporters Association, said a number of white spirit tankers were stuck up at Customs House.

He said Customs laboratory mentioned the goods are not white spirit, but the laboratory is also not confirming that these goods are Kerosene or diesel. He said if these goods are Diesel or Kerosene, the same should be confiscated or Customs should clear these goods in the ‘others’ category receiving applicable duty and taxes.

Foja Khan said senior Customs officers including Chief Collector Ferozalam Junejo, Collectors Waheed MArwat and Irfan Javed were efficient and competent officers, but the policies of the government were not business friendly.

Foja said all routes of trade for Baluchistan are being closed and added that they want to pay duty and taxes but they were being forced to opt for smuggling, in which they don’t pay taxes but have to pay bribes.

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