Off-dock terminal incurs huge loss to exchequer by removing imported auto parts without duty payment

KARACHI: Customs authorities have unearth a mega scandal of removing goods without duty payment from a terminal and all the involved in clearance process found involved in this scam. According to details, the authorities detected that M/s. Pak Shaheen, Off-dock Container Terminal, Karachi removing imported auto parts without clearance from… Continue reading

Customs seeks age restriction on import of specialized vehicles to end misuse of imported sprinkler lorries

KARACHI: Customs authorities have advised the ministry of commerce to impose age restriction on import of specialized vehicles after gross misuse has been witnessed in import of sprinkler lorries and its conversion to cargo dump truck. Earlier, had reported that about Rs43 billion loss incurred to national exchequer in… Continue reading

Smuggled vehicles recovered from DIG Police

KARACHI: The customs authorities have seized a vehicles, which identified as smuggled from the possession of DIG police after a long confrontation between customs officials and Sindh police. Sources said that officials of Model Customs Collectorate (Preventive) headed by its deputy collector have taken the custody of Land Cruiser which… Continue reading

American-Business Council suggests negative list under Afghan transit trade

KARACHI: American Business Council of Pakistan has urged the government to prepare a negative list of items under Afghan transit trade, which are not utilized in Afghanistan yet are imported and make their way into Pakistan. The American Business Council in its trade policy for 2012-13 proposed that there should… Continue reading

Australian sheep declared disease free

KARACHI: A British laboratory has declared the Australian sheep imported to Pakistan as healthy and disease free, said a statement on Friday. The Pirbright Institute, one of the world’s foremost research institutes for infectious in farm animals stated: “(The samples) have tested negative for the presence of antibodies to Bluetongue,… Continue reading

Customs official directed to prevent import of ozone depleting substances

KARACHI: Pakistan customs Wednesday directed the officials to prevent import of products resulting in rapid depletion of ozone layer. The customs authorities circulated a fresh list of the most common Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) containing revised Harmonised System (HS) codes, which are implemented from January 1, 2012. While the customs… Continue reading