Additional Collector Afzal Watto gets container backlog cleared at SAPT, PICT

KARACHI: Traders and Custom agents took a sigh of relief, after Additional Collector Appraisement East Afzal Watto personally intervened to clear the pendency of container examination at SAPT and PICT. President Karachi Custom Agents Association (Wasiq Hussain) said the terminal operators were not cooperating with the traders and Custom agents… Continue reading

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

Container terminals announce five additional free storage days

KARACHI: Several container terminals have announced extension in import demurrage free period by five additional days, as the aggressive spread of COVID- 19 and lock down in various parts of the country slowed down deliveries. Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), in order to further support the trade due to lock… Continue reading

NAB arrests two persons involved in fraudulent clearance of imported goods

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Kashif and Hera in relation to the import and fraudulent clearance of betel nut and other high value goods in the garb of used clothing and scrap through green channel. Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation (Enforcement) has booked several persons including M/s… Continue reading

SHC stays delivery of a loader truck

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Friday stayed the delivery of an auctioned loader truck while hearing a petition filed by its importer Rainbow Enterprises. The bench also ordered issuance of notices for Jan 15 to… Continue reading

Economy Forum criticize destruction of hazardous waste

KARACHI: Pakistan Economy Forum has invited attention of the Customs authorities towards the recent destruction of waste scrap consignments of hazardous waste polythene shopping bags imported by unscrupulous elements in violation of the Import Policy Order. “These consignments of banned waste polythene bags were rather ought to be re-exported at… Continue reading

Container terminal to approach court against threats extended by cartel of toy importers

KARACHI: Container terminal and shipping lines have decided to approach court of law against a cartel of toy importers, as these importers have resorted to blackmailing and defamation tactics to pressurize the authorities and getting their mis-declared goods released. During last couple of days, importers namely M/s Xing International owned… Continue reading

MCC Appraisement East reshuffle deputy/assistant collectors

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has notified transfers and postings of deputy/assistant collectors with immediate effect and until further orders. Deputy Collector Mohammad Ali Malik is moved from Headquarters; R&D; Group- V; External Audit; CPF; MIS-II to Headquarters; R&D; Group-V; External Audit ; CPF. Deputy Collector Qasim Khokhar is moved from… Continue reading