KARACHI: FBR is creating several new collectorates in order to reduce burden on the existing collectors and bring in further operational efficiency. And, more importantly, to accommodate newly promoted officers.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has planned to create a dedicated Customs Colectorate for the processing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and other liquid as well as solid bulk cargo imports.

The Collectorate namely MCC Appraisement (Bulk) in Karachi will deal with cargo clearance of bulk petroleum products, edible oil, chemicals, LPG, solid bulk cargo imported via bulk terminals including FOTCO, ECTL, FAPS, PIBT, LNG terminals and edible oil terminals.

An official said a separate Collectorate namely MCC Appraisement SAPT is planned in Karachi, which would take care of all matters relating to cargo clearance for imports, warehousing of goods in public and private binds and auction of goods.

Another Collectorate, MCC Enforcement Rawalpindi is proposed having anti-smuggling and enforcement jurisdiction within the civil divisions of Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Islamabad Capital Territory.

Similarly, proposed MCC Enforcement Quetta will have anti-smuggling and enforcement jurisdiction within the civil divisions of Quetta and Kalat.

MCC Appraisement Gwadar, MCC Enforcement Turbat, MCC Enforcement Gujranwala, MCC Enforcement Bola and MCC Sukkur will also be created.  

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