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US customs agents raid western stores in Texas

NORTH TEXAS: UIS federal agents raided a large western store in Weatherford and a second location in Fort Worth. Teskey’s Saddle Shop was shut down, during an investigation that owners of the business said was related to tags on some of the merchandise. Owner Michael Teskey said agents told him the raid was because some items they sold, didn’t always ... Read More »

US customs officials seize counterfeit watches of $1.2m

LOS ANGELES: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $1.2 million in counterfeit Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Omega watches at Los Angeles International Airport. The 215 pieces, which had arrived from China via air cargo, would be worth $1.25 million if sold as genuine at suggested retail prices, the CBP said. The CBP officers discovered the counterfeit merchandise ... Read More »

Customs of Kyrgyzstan, Russia agree to implement green corridor project

BISHKEK: Heads of Customs Services of Kyrgyzstan and Russia agreed to implement green corridor project. Heads of Customs Services of Kyrgyzstan and Russia Adamkul Zhunusov and Andrei Belyaninov held a working meeting in Bishkek. The sides discussed implementation of the Protocol on customs control of goods, which are transported to Russia through the customs territory of Kyrgyzstan. The document was ... Read More »

Singaporean faces charge of smuggling 6.6kg crystal meth

SURABAYA: A Singaporean former relief worker, Abdul Wahab Mohamed Tahir, 64, has been charged with drug smuggling in a Surabaya court and could face death penalty if convicted. Abdul Wahab was a senior manager for international programmes with humanitarian charity Mercy Relief at the time of his arrest at Surabaya’s Juanda airport with 6.6kg crystal meth, in his luggage. Police ... Read More »

Commerce Ministry, FBR asked to allow export of vegitable ghee to KPK, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Commerce directed the Ministry of Commerce and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to allow export of 1,000 metric tonnes of vegetable ghee under Duty & Tax Remission for Exports (DTRE) scheme for the ghee manufacturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan to promote and develop the industrial sector of these provinces. The Senate Committee, which ... Read More »

Consignments facing delays at AFU

KARACHI: Long procedure and insufficient number of appraisers are causing delays in clearance of consignments at Pakistan Customs’ Air Freight Unit (AFU). Former Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) president Tariq Siddiqui said that the purpose to clear imported consignments at AFU was nothing but speedy clearance just to avoid demurrages that escalated the cost of business. Tariq Siddiqui said if ... Read More »

FBR to receive manual returns for incomes below Rs0.5m

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officials have said that salaried persons earning between Rs400, 000 to Rs500, 000 now can file income tax returns manually. A senior tax official at Regional Tax Office (RTO) Karachi said that the electronic filing of returns was compulsory for salaried individuals driving income above Rs500,000. The Finance Act, 2013 brought certain changes ... Read More »