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Dua for martyrs of Peshawar held at Customs House

  KARACHI: A large number of Customs officers and staff attended a ceremony to pay homage to the martyrs of Peshawar at Customs House on Wednesday. Those who attended the ceremony held on the fifth floor of the Customs House at 2 pm included Chief Collector Enforcement-South Nazim Saleem, Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor, Collector MCC of Appraisement-East Najeeb R ... Read More »

Wagha gets WeBOC Land Border Customs Station module

  KARACHI: Implementation and roll-out of WeBOC Land Border Custom Station module has been successfully launched at Wagha Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Lahore with effect from December 8. The launching of the module would help better document the Pakistan’s trade with India and Afghanistan through the three Land Border Stations: with India through Wagha border and with Afghanistan through ... Read More »

KCCI to send rejoinder to PM, Finance Minister to set up ports, shipping authority

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is in a process to send a rejoinder to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for the earliest establishment of an authority to regulate the ports and shipping sector. Talking to Customs Today, the chairman of KCCI’s Sub-Committee on Ports, Shipping and Multi-modal Transport Asif Nisar Vohra, has ... Read More »

GDs cleared during July 1 to Dec 15: Additional Collector Zeba directs DCs, ACs to submit report

  KARACHI: Additional Collector-I, MCC Appraisement-East Zeba Bashir Ahmed has directed Deputy Collectors and Assistant Collectors concerned to submit comprehensive report about the Good Declarations cleared from July 1, 2014 to December 15,2014 by December 30. A circular issued by ADC-I Ahmed said that Post Clearance Verification (PRV) of GDS cleared during the period mentioned above would be conducted by ... Read More »

Customs Valuation DG reserves order regarding determination of customs value of paraffin wax

  KARACHI: The Customs Valuation director general (DG) has reserved order regarding a review petition to re-determine customs value of paraffin wax imported from India. According to details, Advocate Umer Farooq pleaded the case before Customs Valuation DG Samaira Nazir Khan. A departmental representative was also present. The review petition was filed on behalf of Sajid Chemicals. It requested the ... Read More »

Gul Rehman to replace Pervez Esbhani as Post Clearance Audit Director

KARACHI: Gul Rehman will replace Pervez Esbhani as Director, (OPS) Directorate Post Clearance Audit (PCA), Karachi. Gul Rehman, a BS-19 officer of Pakistan Customs Service, was serving as Director, (OPS) Directorate of Transit Trade, Quetta. Pervez Esbhani, would assume the charge as Director, (OPS) Directorate of Transit Trade, Quetta. Meanwhile, Mr. Asadullah Larik, a BS-18 officer of Pakistan Customs Service, ... Read More »

Appraisement-East launches drive to recover Rs 500m stuck-up revenue

KARACHI:  The Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has launched a drive to recover stuck-up revenue by issuing notices to importers to clear their consignments by December 25. Informed sources within the MCC of Appraisement-East revealed while talking to Customs Today here the other day. The drive is expected to help MCC of Appraisement-East collect an additional Rs 500 million in ... Read More »

Appraisement-East bids submission stated 3 days ahead of tender obtaining date

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has floated the tenders for the purchase of IT hardware & accessories and furniture. The tender invite bids from manufacturers, suppliers and importers for the procurement of personal computers, accessories, printers, scanners and office furniture including work stations, chairs, sofas and office table. It may be mentioned that the collectorate had advertised a ... Read More »

Directorate of Transit Trade remains open on Saturday

KARACHI: Though the Directorate General Transit Trade observes two weekly holidays on Saturday and Sunday, it remained open on Saturday. Director General Transit Trade Khawar Farid Maneka discussed important matters with his officials on Saturday. Mr Maneka was in meeting with Mr. Gul Rehman and a deputy director at his office Saturday. It may be mentioned that the FBR has ... Read More »

Owners of customs clearing companies told to appear in person for renewal of licenses

KARACHI: With the year drawing to close, the Licensing Section has directed proprietor/partner/director of clearing companies to appear in person so that the Custom House Agents License could be renewed in time. Sources informed Customs Today that the Licensing Section is approaching the clearing companies, either in writing or by phone, informing them that the proprietor, partner or director should ... Read More »

PTI strike disrupts shipments to various parts of country from Karachi Port

KARACHI: Cargo shipments from the Karachi Port to all other areas of the country came to a standstill as thousands of workers and supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf blocked the major exit route next to the Karachi Port on Friday. The peaceful PTI protesters blocked the Jinnah Bridge which brought the cargo movement from Karachi to a total halt with ... Read More »

Court grants bail in 50 tola gold smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs and Taxation Court Special link Judge Arshad Noor Khan granted bail to an air traveler against Rs 1 million surety bonds. The smuggler, Sunder Lal was caught red handed at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi while trying to smuggle 50 tola of gold to India in his luggage. The accused was arrested after 50 tola (approximately 583 grams) ... Read More »

Appraisement-East collects Rs 6.5b during Dec 1-10

  KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has collected Rs 6.5 billion revenue during the first 10 days of December, depicting an increase of almost 49 percent over the same period last year. The collectorate collected total revenue of Rs 6,566 million during the period under discussion. This included Rs 1,824 million under the head of customs duty, Rs ... Read More »

Saima Nazir assumes charge as DG operations

KARACHI:  Saima Nazir Khan, BPS-20 officer of Pakistan Customs Service, has assumed the charge of director general (OPS) at the Directorate General of Customs Valuation, Karachi. Prior to taking over the charge, she was serving as the Lahore Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication) collector. Meanwhile, Ali Zeb Khan, BPS-18 officer of the Pakistan Customs Service, serving as deputy director at the ... Read More »

Yousfani chairs meeting to discuss issues linked to WeBOC

KARACHI: With the year drawing to a close the office of the Directorate of Reforms and Automation is abuzz with activities, including meetings and conferences. Directorate of R&A Director Abdul Majid Yousfani chaired a meeting of officials, including additional directors and deputy directors to discuss issues related to the progress on WeBOC modules in various phases of internal testing, developing ... Read More »

Promotion of BS-17 officers: Dec 15 last date to submit evaluation report

KARACHI: All BS-17 officers of Pakistan Customs Service, Inland Revenue Service and Ex-Cadre have only five more days to complete their Personal Evaluation Reports by the 15th of this month to be considered for promotion to BS-18. The meeting of the Department Promotion Committee for promotion from BS17 to BS-18 was held earlier this month.  All BS-17 officers of the ... Read More »

KCCI’s Vohra wants result-oriented meeting with shipping companies

KARACHI: Chairman of Ports, Shipping and Multi Modal Transport and Sub-Committee of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Asif Nisar Vohra has said that he is looking forward to a result-oriented meeting with the shipping companies and port operators scheduled for next month. This is the third meeting which would be chaired by DG Ports and Shipping who chaired the ... Read More »

Offshore cargo handling charges at Karachi ports extremely high

KARACHI: The offshore cargo handling charges at the two ports of Karachi are extremely high and the government should take notice of this practice, Chairman KCCI’s Sub-Committee on Ports and Shipping Nasir Mehmood said. Talking to Customs Today on Tuesday, he said the businessmen are persistently voicing their concerns over detention and demurrage charges due to delayed examination of containers, ... Read More »

Wide array of goods to be put on auction at PICT from Dec 19-26

KARACHI: A wide array of goods would be offered at an auction that would be held at the Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) from December 19-26, 2014. The goods put up for auction of fresh and leftover and rejected lots include 15,620 kilograms of old and used computer system; 62,465 kilograms of ceiling tiles and  fibre board; 49,060 kilograms of ... Read More »

PCA working hard to enhance professional expertise of staff

KARACHI: Enhancing the expertise of the professional expertise tops the list of priorities of the Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit (PCA). Talking to Customs Today, sources said that a couple of officials from among the PCA’s appraising and auditing staff were sent to PCA Lahore recently for training aimed at improving the relevant expertise. The Headquarters of the PCA ... Read More »