Karachi Customs Agents concerned over stuck consignments due to mismanagement of PICT

KARACHI: Karachi Customs Agents Association informed through a press release that traders/Importers are facing loss of millions of rupees due to non-clearance of 73 import consignments because of mismanagement of Pakistan International Containers Terminal Ltd (PICT) and Shipping Company/Agent M/s. Sharaf Shipping Agency. According to Import General Manifest (IGM) 90/2021,… Continue reading

Delay in export examination of containers irks exporters

KARACHI: The exporters and Customs agents are frustrated because of unnecessary delay in the grounding and examination of export consignments at Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). An exporter said whenever import consignments were delayed the importers had to pay demurrage etc., but in case of exports if the container is… Continue reading

Hardships being faced by the trade in the clearance of consignments at Containers and Off-Dock Terminals

The Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA), in a press release, informed that major delays are being observed in the clearance of cargo (Import and Export) at all Terminals, it is an alarming situation for trade. It has been observed that all terminals are taking extra time for grounding of containers… Continue reading

SHC adjourns hearing till Feb 25 delay detention, Demurrage case

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abassi and Justice Mahmood A Khan on Thursday adjourned hearing of three petitions and two Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRAs) till Feb 25. The petitions pertains to honoring delay detention and demurrage certificates issued by the customs… Continue reading

SHC order shifting of goods to CPF bonded ware house

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) headed by Justice Mahmood A Khan on Wednesday allowed a request by Master Road Corporation (SMC PVT) Ltd, Lahore for shifting of its goods to Customs CPF Bonded warehouse. The Chairman FBR, Collector Customs, Appraisement East and West, Director… Continue reading

SHC to hear vehicles case on Dec 12 Custom counsel asked to appear prepared to satisfy court on delayed SCRA’s hearing

KARACHI: The in-ordinate delay in hearing of Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) after their filing and burdening the petitioners of demurrage and detention charges would be taken care of by the Customs Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh which on Tuesday asked counsel for customs to appear prepared on… Continue reading

SHC orders ware housing of Solar Panels Commerce Ministry, Chairman FBR already on notice

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh ordered ware housing of a consignment of solar panels as respondent Pakistan Customs sought time to file comments. The bench on a previous hearing had issued notices to the Ministry of Commerce as well as Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue… Continue reading

SHC orders forthwith amendment in manifest, release of consignments

KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh on Friday allowing a suit filed by Messers A.K International ordered the Customs Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim to amend the Import General Manifest (IGM). The single judge also ordered that consignments detained by the custom authorities also be released… Continue reading

Shipping lines seeks two week time for filing reply

KARACHI: The shipping lines sought time to file reply in a suit filed by Azeem Enterprises, importer of LED lights. Justice Junaid Ghaffar heard the counsel for plaintiff who maintained that SHC while deciding a petition ordered customs to issue delay detention certificate and waiver of demurrage. The delay was… Continue reading

SHC issue notice to EPA in PVC scrap import case suit filed by Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd, small importers hurt badly

KARACHI: Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed of High Court of Sindh on Friday ordered issuance of notice to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for May 7 in a suit filed by Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd against import of allegedly “hazardous” PVC scrap. As the suit was taken up for hearing, Masooda… Continue reading