Verbal instructions to slow down import clearance taking toll on clearing agents, importers

KARACHI: The clearance of imported consignments particularly of scrap (all kinds) is subjected to a well planned designed technical delay causing huge loss to importers and taking toll on clearing agents since over a month. The examination staff of Pakistan Customs posted at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and its managed… Continue reading

ADC Licensing, Pakistan Customs put on notice for March 28

KARACHI: Additional Deputy Collector (ADC) Licensing was put on notice for March 28 by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh here on Monday.[the_ad id=”31605″]The bench comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Abdul malik Gaddi was hearing a petition filed by Hasnain and Sons, clearing agents, whose license… Continue reading

Clearing agents, transporters end strike at Torkham

KARACHI: Trading activities with Afghanistan resumed at the Torkham border on Monday when the protesting clearing agents and transporters ended their five-day-long strike after successful negotiations with collector customs in Peshawar. A delegation of the Torkham customs clearing agents met collector customs Saeed Jadoon with Torkham station assistant collector Sajid… Continue reading

Clearing agents get bail in Luxury vehicles case

KARACHI: Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar of High Court of Sindh yesterday admitted three accused/applicants to bail in a case registered by Islamabad police in relation to recovery of 21 luxury vehicles from a private house allegedly belonging to former Senator and former chairman National Accounatability Bureau, Saif-ur-Rahman. The owner claims… Continue reading

Fact finding committee formed to investigate illegal clearance of betel nut

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has formed a fact finding committee to investigate illegal clearance of betel nut and fix responsibility on Customs officers in this regard. The three-member committee headed by Director General Transit Trade Javed Ghani and comprising Director IOCO Mumtaz Poto and ADC Appraisement East… Continue reading

ISAF CONTAINERS CASE SPILL OVER SHC orders removal of clearing agents name from ECL

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) allowing a constitution petition filed by a clearing agent Fareed A Khan ordered Ministry of Interior to delete petitioners name from Exit Control List. The bench comprising Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh and Justice Karim Khan Agha earlier heard… Continue reading

Inefficiencies at peak at Gerrys D’nata shed at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The importers and clearing agents are facing severe hardships and even suffering losses due to inordinate delay in the clearance of imported goods from Gerrys D’nata shed at AFU Karachi. President Karachi Customs Agents Association Khurram Ejaz and Secretary General Wasiq Hussain said in a statement that the issue… Continue reading

Importers, agents advised to upload relevant documents with GD

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has strictly advised importers and clearing agents to upload relevant documents in the computerized clearing system at the time of filing of Goods Declaration. In a circular, the Collectorate noted it has been observed during the post clearance scrutiny of data that instructions issued for uploading… Continue reading

Colgate Palmolive found evading legitimate government revenue

KARACHI: Directorate of Post Clearance Audit Karachi has served audit observations on M/s Colgate Palmolive Pakistan Limited underlining evasion of government revenue to the tune of Rs98.67 million on the import of certain consignments of toothbrushes. During the scrutiny of import data, related to the imports of tooth brushes under… Continue reading

Immediate Clearance Group established at AFU Lahore

LAHORE: Collector of Customs Zulfiqar Younas has inaugurated the services of immediate clearance group (ICG) at Gerry’s shed on Friday. The facility will decrease the customs clearance time at AFU, Lahore. It has been introduced to facilitate trade at the cargo complex. Aim of ICG services is to expedite clearance… Continue reading