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Adjudication Collectorate-I extends date of hearing for PTCL case

Adjudication Collectorate-I extends date of hearing for PTCL case

KARACHI: Customs Collectorate of Adjudication-I has extended the date of hearing to April 21 for M/s Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), its local contractor M/s Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and its clearing agent M/s Eastern Freighter Services case.

The case (Ch No. 2442) is on mis-declaration of import value through concealment of actual CFR value in Goods Declaration (GD) and under-invoicing aimed at evasion of customs duty and other taxes amounting to Rs 116,228,110 on imported telecommunication equipments.

The decision on the extension of date of hearing was made by the Customs Collector Adjudication-I Syed Shahanshah Hasnain after the respondent of M/s PTCL was not present on Thursday, April 10, the previous date of hearing. However, the other respondents, M/s Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and its clearing agent M/s Eastern Freighter Services, were present on the previous date of hearing.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Collectorate of Adjudication-I had issued show-cause notice to M/s Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), its local contractor M/s Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, and its clearing agent M/s Eastern Freighter Services in the month of March in which the collectorate had summoned the respondents for hearing on 10, April, 2014.