Over 200 imported vehicles stuck at ports

KARACHI: Over 200 imported vehicles are stuck at the port, because they cannot meet the provision of SRO 52(I)/2019, which provides that remittances for the payment of duty and taxes will only be accepted if they originate from the bank account of overseas Pakistani importing/sending the vehicle from abroad and IBAN number is disclosed on the remittance certificate.

Federal Board of Revenue FBR had clarified that for the purposes of the SRO 52(1)/2019, the remittances for the payment or duties and taxes shall only be acceptable when the same originate from the bank account of the overseas Pakistani sending/importing the vehicle from abroad along with the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is disclosed on the remittance certificate.

Besides, for the purposes of SRO 52(1)/2019, other mode of transfer of remittance shall not be acceptable.

Customs received the representations revealing the fact that only 77 countries are using the IBAN numbering system, whereas many countries including United States of America, China, Japan, Canada, Australia etc are not using the IBAN numbering system.

This fact has also been communicated by M/s Habib Metropolitan Bank.

Consequently, implementation of above mentioned clarification has resulted into halting of clearance of the vehicles for lacking IBAN.

Customs authorities have approached FBR requesting to issue policy guideline for clearance of vehicles where duty/taxes are remitted from non-IBAN countries.

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39 Responses to Over 200 imported vehicles stuck at ports

  1. Abdul says:

    How long it will take ????

  2. Haris Shabbir says:

    What does it have to do with the IBAN when all the transaction proofs are provided and legit and on top of that PRC issued by SBP. All the foreign documents attested the corresponding Pakistan Embassy.. Will there be any moment of peace of mind for us please!!

  3. saad Tariq says:

    Hello is their any news for reversal of iban clause pls update .

  4. Anonymous says:

    Please write a complain on citizen portal

  5. Raja Sajid Hussain says:

    I’ll only say this is ridiculous they have nothing else to do for god sake give us some break why always only you have something new to give us grief all over in the world iban number they need for the receiver bank not from the sender bank and iban number is just a bank account number when someone provided everything they shouldn’t have any issues unless they don’t want to grow the Pakistan.
    I really feel sorry for everybody who is stuck in this situations

  6. Ali Zahoori says:

    My agent told me that my car is also stuck at the Customs. However, my documents were from Dubai, U.A.E. Can any one please tell me that if all the cars are stuck or only cars from non-IBAN countries.
    Thank you

  7. ABID khan says:

    I transfer money online from my uk account to my Pakistan account,both my accounts plus I m showing them my uk bank statements all money transfer there with prc certificate transfer reference everything’s there but they not accept this ,I don’t no what’s they want ,I think they not want people’s send car and all rubbish stuff on the roads ,we comes from uk 🇬🇧 to clear car they gives us to much headache,clearing agent tolds us online transfer and both comes from yours accounts same we done that but we r stuck there that’s my first and last time ,therefore people’s not coming again this country 🤬

  8. Sherbazkhan says:

    Not good system FBR? my agent tel me they need IBAN number not receiver they need sender what is this this just play over system with us ,no one lesson us to do for people good things.

  9. Anonymous says:

    File a petition in court for reversal of iban number
    Also complaint on citizen portal

  10. Anonymous says:

    As per my knowledge the letter regarding IBAN number is in ministry of commerce for approval as state bank resolve the iban number issue might be take 4-5 working days further.

  11. Anonymous says:

    All please share contact we will file Petition against Demurrage.

  12. Sherbazkhan says:

    Every week they tell solve this matter but I see day for day they make problem Saudia Arabia have IBAN number but state bank no give what we do they closed every way for people,I thing system need Mony to eating rishwa after they do every Work.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Its unfair . When ppl bringing their assets to home country they should be welcomed rather they are disgusted by authorities.

  14. Abdul says:

    Complaints in citizen portal against sectary customs and fbr

  15. Anonymous says:


  16. Sherbazkhan says:

    Today any updates about IBAN number

  17. Anonymous says:

    Letter issued
    No more iban required

  18. Sherbazkhan says:

    Thinx alot of

  19. D rai says:

    Letter has been issued but my agent told me it will take 8-10 days for implement, anyone here recently cleared a car from port after this letter has been issued?

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