Directorate of Transit Trade Chaman foils attempt to smuggle Pakistan origin goods to India

QUETTA: Directorate of Transit Trade Chaman has lodged an FIR against several persons including Aghan Customs border agent for attempting to smuggle Pakistan origin goods to India in the garb of transit trade facility by using fake registration number of transporting vehicle. Information was passed through Director Aamir Theim to… Continue reading

FBR notifies transfers and postings in Peshawar

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified transfers and postings of BS-16 officials of Customs Department with immediate effect. Superintendent Muhammad Asim Marwat is moved from Transit Trade Peshawar to I&I Peshawar. Superintendent Masood ali Sherazi is moved from MCC Islamabad to Transit Trade Peshawar. Superintendent Asad Ali Shah… Continue reading

DG Transit Trade taken out from the domain of Customs

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified that Muhammad Zahid (BS-21) officer of Pakistan Customs Service, currently posted as Director General Transit Trade, shall report directly to Chairperson FBR in all official matters. An official said with this notification Directorate General of Transit Trade had been taken out of… Continue reading

Concerns expressed over transit trade halt

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) business community has raised alarms over large number of Afghan transit trade goods containers being held at Karachi port under the pretext of scanning, which was slowing the trade down. A statement said Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a emergent meeting held under the… Continue reading

Directorate General of Transit Trade to regulate complete transit trade operations as a separate entity

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to rearticulate Directorate General of Transit Trade (Customs) as an empowered separate entity for regulating of complete transit trade operation and enforcement. The complete transit trade operations, which include cargo transportation, enroute monitoring & enforcement and border terminal operations, will be handled by… Continue reading

MoC allows import of Afghan bulk cargo at Gwadar Port

KARACHI: The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has allowed import of Afghan bulk cargo of wheat, sugar and fertilizers at the Gwadar Port, and onward transit to Afghanistan. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI), Gwadar International Terminals Limited and other… Continue reading

Pakistan agrees to open Afghan border thrice a week starting April 10

ISLAMABAD: Responding to Afghanistan Government’s special request, and based on humanitarian considerations, Government of Pakistan has decided to facilitate movement of cargo trucks and containers to cross-over into Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossing points thrice a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 10 April 2020 onwards. This… Continue reading

Thousands of transit trade containers stuck-up at port and road due to procedural lapses

KARACHI: Despite a tweet by Prime Minister Imran Khan announcing opening of Afghan border, not a single transit trade vehicle could cross into neighboring country due to procedural lapses. Chairman All Pakistan Customs Bonded Carriers Association Shams Burney said around 2,100 containers of Afghan transit trade were on the road,… Continue reading

FBR amending Rules to broaden the scope of transit trade to Central Asian states

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed certain amendments in Customs Rules and Transit Trade Rules as a seamless transit trade would magnify Pakistan’s role in the immediate region and the entire world. With the proposed amendments, FBR intends to broaden the scope of transit trade to Tajikistan,… Continue reading

Directorate Transit Trade notifies procedure of sealing/tracking of Afghan exports in transit

KARACHI: Directorate of Transit Trade has advised the concerned staff to adopt the procedure envisaged in SRO 413/2012 and CGO 4/2007 in order to streamline the sealing and tracking device mounting procedure for the reverse cargo arriving from Afghanistan (Afghan exports in transit) at Customs Station Torkham. According to the… Continue reading