KARACHI: Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) informed that in order to resolve certain issues relating to exports & imports, the delegation of Karachi Customs Agents Association led by its President Wasiq Hussain Khan, General Secretary Mehmood ul Hasan Awen, Former President and Chief Coordinator Export Mr. Mohammad Amin Essani and Former General Secretary Arshad Khurshid held a meeting with the Chairman FBR Mr. Mohammad Javed Ghani in the Office of Large Taxpayers Unit Karachi.
This high-level meeting was also attended by Chief Collector South (Appraisement & Facilitation) Madam Surriya Ahmed Butt and Chief Collector South Enforcement & Compliance) Dr. Saifuddin Junejo, wherein the agenda points submitted by the KCAA was discussed in details.
The worthy Chairman FBR gave a very patient hearing to the problems being faced by the Customs Agents.
The delegation of Karachi Customs Agents Association is very much appreciated of the sympathetic attitude of the Chairman FBR. He very kindly issued necessary instructions with regards to the agenda points as highlighted by KCAA.
It was assured that sufficient number of staff will be deputed by the FBR at all Collectorates in order to avoid delay in the clearance of import and export consignments.
In order to avoid long delay in the process of contravention with regard to the export shipments, Chairman FBR instructed to expedite the process of contravention meanwhile the adjudication of exports shipment would be finalized within the Export collectorate instead of forwarding to Adjudication collectorate.
Upon request of KCAA, Chairman approved that under the supervision of Chief Collectors joint committees should be formed comprising of Customs Officials including two representatives of Karachi Customs Agents Association respectively in each committee, in order to address issues being faced by the trade.
It was also decided that once a month meeting of the said joint committees will be arranged by the collectorate regarding blocking of Customs Agents Licenses.
Chairman directed to the concerned quarter that matter should be reviewed in the meeting of joint committee on merit, in order to avoid unnecessary blocking of customs agents licence.