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GSP-plus from EU, devaluing rupee to help increase textile exports: APTMA

KARACHI: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Yasin Siddik has said that the approval of the Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP-plus)  status from the European Union (EU) next year and rupee depreciation against dollar will help increase Pakistan’s textile exports to $15 billion in fiscal year 2013-14. Yasin Siddik said that the sliding of rupee is a positive ... Read More »

Iran, China to combat smuggling of radioactive, nuclear materials

TEHRAN: Iran’s parliament is going to debate a bill that, if passed, will improve cooperation between Tehran and Beijing in various security fields, including fight against smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Iranian president has submitted a bill, already passed by the cabinet, to the parliament that will make for the expansion of security cooperation between Iran and China ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Police bust Dh10m heroin smuggling ring

ABU DHABI: Police have arrested five suspects and seized 22kg of heroin with a street value of Dh10 million in five separate operations at airports including Dubai, Muscat and Milan. Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammad Bursheed, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Abu Dhabi Police, said that information presented by Abu Dhabi police to the Ministry of Interior’s General ... Read More »

Old sailor smuggles 10kg heroin into Dubai

DUBAI: An 85-year-old sailor has smuggled drugs into Dubai on his boat. Iranian Y Z brought in more than 10 kilograms of heroin and diazepam, 50 millilitres of methadone, 50ml of opium and nearly 20,000 tramadol tablets, prosecutors said. “It was hidden in the kitchen utensils box and he confessed to me that he brought them from Iran to deliver them ... Read More »

Indian Customs seizes gold biscuits at Mangalore Airport

MANGALORE: Customs officers at Mangalore International Airport have seized two gold biscuits each weighing 100 grams from a passenger who arrived on board Air India Express Flight IX 386 from Damam. Each of these gold biscuits with marking of Suisse fine gold 999.9 valued at Rs0.545 million was concealed inside the baggage of S Mahammad, a resident of Mangalore. V ... Read More »

SCCI, GCCI for addressing industrialists’ issues

PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Gadoon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) have agreed to work together and formed a committee to resolve issues being faced by the industrialists in Gadoon Industrial Estate. Members of the committee, comprising industrialists from both chambers, will discuss their problems with the federal and provincial governments. The agreement was reached ... Read More »

Canadian Trade Commissioner visits LCCI

LAHORE: Senior Canadian Trade Commissioner Nicolas Lepage has said that the government of Canada is committed to help Canadian businessmen find and develop new markets and Pakistan is high on Canada’s list of trade partners. Nicolas Lepage was talking to LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari. Senior Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah, former vice president Mubashir Sheikh, Executive Committee Members Maqsood ... Read More »

Knitted garments sector exports $3.3m articles

LAHORE: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is promoting the knitted garment sector in Pakistan by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in making exports to the International markets. Recently, the SMEs have made exports worth $3.3 million to the US markets by exporting their products to the world famous US retail outfits. The export products which were selected ... Read More »

Tax refund related matters will be sorted out soon: APTMA

LAHORE: Achieving free market mechanism is a big achievement of APTMA besides resolving Sales Tax issues and cotton initiatives. Issues of sales tax refund and related matters will also be sorted out soon. APTMA Punjab Chairman S M Tanveer said this at the annual general meeting at the APTMA Punjab House. The meeting was largely attended by the members from ... Read More »

Spain and Japan to streamline customs procedures

MADRID: The governments of Spain and Japan have agreed to streamline their customs procedures to facilitate trade, ensure compliance and exchange information on new customs procedures. Specifically, the deal allows the customs authorities from the two countries – the Ministry of Finance in Japan and the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations in Spain – as well as relevant law ... Read More »

Venezuela, Colombia customs make adjustments to speed up trade

PARAGUACHÓN: For the purpose of coordinating, supporting, and strengthening communication between Venezuela’s National Customs and Tax Administration Service (Seniat) and Colombia’s National Tax and Customs Agency (DIAN) at the Paraguachón Customs Office, authorities have set up a working group entrusted with the nationalisation of food within the framework of the 11th Exceptional Plan for the Supply of Basic Staples and ... Read More »

Jamaica Customs warns of dangerous counterfeit goods

KINGSTON: The list of counterfeit items entering and leaving the country is growing exponentially and the Jamaica Customs Agency is warning the public that these products could pose a danger to consumers. Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reece said the department has been intercepting phony processed food items more frequently than before. Citing a recent bust in which several quantities ... Read More »

US Ambassador calls on Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson called on Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar at his office. During the meeting, they discussed the recent visit of the Finance Minister to the United Nations as a member of the entourage of the Prime Minister and his meetings with US officials. The US Ambassador also discussed the forthcoming visit of Finance ... Read More »

Privatisation Programme discussed in CCoP meeting

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCoP) was held under the chairmanship of Senator Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation at the Finance Minister’s office wherein the Privatisation Programme was discussed in detail. The Privatisation Commission furnished a list of entities for consideration of the CCoP. After thorough deliberations the Committee agreed ... Read More »

7 PCS officers promoted to BS-19

ISLAMABAD: The seven BS-18 officers of Pakistan Customs Service are temporarily promoted to BS-19 against DTL vacancies subject to reversion to lower post upon joining of original incumbents of the posts with immediate effect. The officers including Sanaullah Abro, Nyma Batool, Farrukh Sajjad, Moin-ud-Din Ahmad Wani, Nadeem Ahsan, Ziaullah Shams and Agha Saeed Ahmed will actualise their promotion from the ... Read More »

DG Customs (Valuation) given additional charge of DG Transit Trade

ISLAMABAD: Amir Muhammad Khan Marwat BS-21 officer of Pakistan Customs Service presently posted as Director General of Customs (Valuation) Karachi is assigned the look-after charge of the post of Director General of Transit Trade, Karachi during the leave period of Khawar Farid Maneka (PCS/BS-20) in addition to his own duties. Read More »

Indian held for smuggling gold

AHMEDABAD: Indian Customs department has arrested a man at Sardar Vallabhbhai international airport for smuggling gold chain and necklaces worth Rs0.9 million. Younus was carrying two gold necklaces and one gold chain in his pockets. He was held after he landed from Spicejet flight from Dubai. Younus had gone to Dubai on September 20 and was trying to sneak in ... Read More »

Lebanese cop held for smuggling chemical-filled sandwiches

BEIRUT: Roumieh prison wardens arrested a Lebanese police officer for trying to smuggle sandwiches filled with a chemical substance destined for a Fatah al-Islam prisoner into the detention centre. A security source said that the policeman, a member of a police unit in charge of Roumieh, was searched at Lebanon’s biggest prison north of Beirut after drawing suspicion. The source added that when the sandwiches were ... Read More »

FBR notifies e-filing of tax returns

ISLAMABAD: The FBR has notified the return forms for filing of income tax returns by company, AOPs and individuals. All the forms can be downloaded from FBR’s website by visiting Electronic filing of income tax returns is mandatory for companies and AOPs. Moreover, all individuals registered for sales tax, drawing salary income of Rs500,000 and more and all refund ... Read More »

RTO vows to support APCDMA

KARACHI: Inland Revenue RTO-II Karachi Commissioner Dr Ghulam Mustafa Rahu has assured All Pakistan Chemical and Dyes Merchants Association (APCDMA) that the standard process will be followed for declaring any unit as blacklist. The PCDMA delegation, headed by Chairman Salim Vali Mohammad along with Vice Chairman Zubair Riaz, Taxation & Budget Advisor Imran Ghayasuddin, ex-chairman Shaukat Riaz and EC member ... Read More »