Tyre traders seek FPCCI intervention for removal of regulatory duty

KARACHI: Pakistan Tyre Importers and Dealers Association (PTIDA) has demanded immediate removal of regulatory duty on tyres.  A delegation of PTIDA visited Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and apprised of various slabs of regulatory duty on tyres, which in effect is encouraging smuggling of tyres and… Continue reading

SCP likely to hear, decide appeal in current week Indian Sugar for Afghanistan

KARACHI: A bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan heard an appeal filed by Directorate of Transit Trade, Pakistan Customs impugning a judgment by High Court of Sindh in a petition filed by an Afghanistan based importer of Sugar from India. The SHC while deciding the petition challenging detention of 65… Continue reading

Supreme Court to hear Custom’s appeal on Jan 16, SHC to hear contempt application on Jan 15

KARACHI: An appeal filed by Pakistan Customs, Directorate of Afghan Transit Trade, Karachi against an order of Custom’s Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh in a case of sugar of Indian origin destined for Afghanistan, will be heard by a bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan on Jan 16…. Continue reading

Pakistan Custom plans long, short term measures for safe trade Stringent measures will be in place on ATT through Wagah Border

KARACHI: The Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) through Wagah border will be made safe and secure with the installation of latest scanning gadgets by July 2020, said Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Warraich, Director General Afghan Transit Trade here on Thursday. He was addressing a press conference at the Committee Room of Customs… Continue reading

Pakistan Customs files appeal against SHC order UNFIT Indian sugar for Afghanistan under APTTA

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Transit Trade , Pakistan Customs has filed an appeal before Supreme Court of Pakistan assailing judgment of Custom Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh in sugar transited to Afghanistan from India. About 262 containers of the Indian White Sugar have been detained by the… Continue reading

SHC allows petition involving sugar destined for Afghanistan

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh allowed a petition filed by Faisal Arif Ltd, importer of Sugar meant for destination in Afghanistan (Afghan Transit Trade) with the direction to the Pakistan Customs to ensure safe passage of the consignments. The sugar was detained by the custom… Continue reading

Customs Intelligence & Investigation to be transformed into independent authority

KARACHI: In order to effectively control smuggling on sustainable basis, the government has decided to transform Customs Intelligence & Investigation into an independent authority to be headed by a chairman. The Customs Intelligence Authority will not be under the control of Federal Board of Revenue, confirmed Chairman FBR Syed Shabbar… Continue reading

TPL assists Customs in recovering hijacked container trailer

KARACHI: Customs authorities with the assistance of TPL Tracker Company recovered a hijacked consignment of Afghan transit trade and arrested one person. The driver of the said container trailer deviated from the prescribed route near Dera Ismail Khan, and the TPL Company instantly alerted the authorities. According to details, a… Continue reading

DG Transit Trade tightens vigilance on clearance of chemicals

KARACHI: Director General Transit Trade Ashraf Ali has advised his team to keep a watchful eye on the Afghanistan-bound import and clearance of chemicals so that dangerous chemicals could not be moved onwards for destination. The Director General held a meeting, which was attended by additional directors, deputy/assistant directors, principal… Continue reading

Pakistan Railway takes first lot of Afghan transit cargo from Karachi to Peshawar

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has successfully dispatched the first lot of Afghan transit trade consignments to Peshawar through the bonded train on Friday. Director Transit Trade Irfan Javed was present on the occasion and he personally confirmed the sealing of containers and functionality of trackers fixed in the train and containers… Continue reading