Jurisdiction of Customs Enforcement – SHC decision to be assailed; Customs Enforcement seeks permission to file CPLA

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs ( Enforcement) has sought permission from Member, Custom Operations, Federal Board of Revenue to file Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal (CPLA against two judgment passed by Customs Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh. The judgments were passed on 23/9/2020 and 22-12-2020 and pertains… Continue reading

FBR initiates restructuring of Customs; creates new collectorates

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated restructuring of Pakistan Customs, and formed one new Chief Collectorate along with three new Collectorates across country vide SRO No. 13(I)/2019. The newly created office of the Chief Collector of Customs Enforcement at Customs House Quetta will have MCC Appraisement Quetta,… Continue reading

Customs Enforcement proposes one-time amnesty for smuggled mobile-phones

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering one-time amnesty scheme for mobile phones smuggled into the country’s market. Customs Enforcement South has proposed an amnesty scheme be introduced to legalize the mobile phones that have reached the markets without payment of duty and taxes. A large number of… Continue reading

Misuse of concessionary SRO; Customs Intelligence lodges FIR

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence & Investigation (Enforcement) has lodged an FIR against an importer for evading government’s legitimate revenue through misuse of SRO 492(I)/2009. Brief facts of the case are that a credible information was received in the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR (Customs Enforcement) to the effect that M/s…. Continue reading

Anti-smuggling: FC digs 400 KM long ditch along Balochistan border

KARACHI: The government’s anti-smuggling campaign has entered into the next phase and the border forces have sealed borders with Afghanistan and Iran eliminating all transportation of goods except the legal ones. Mohammad Zahid Khokhar Chief Collector Enforcement South told Customnews.pk that Frontier Constabulary (FC) had spud a 400 KM long… Continue reading

FBR contemplating a centralized Customs intelligence wing reporting to Chief Collectors

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering to equip Chief Collectors of Appraisement and Enforcement with ‘eyes’ i.e. centralized intelligence wings directly reporting to the Chief Collectors, which would enable strict monitoring and strengthen accountability. Sources said the concerned authorities are brainstorming on the plan and it is… Continue reading