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Adjudication-I issues show cause notice to M/s Pak Armoring for allegedly evading tax and duties

KARACHI:  The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has issued show-cause notice to M/s Pak Armoring for allegedly trying to evade tax and duties through mis-declaring the value of amour ballistic plates. The Adjudication-I has asked the importer to appear before it to explain as to why legal action should not be taken against it for trying to deprive the national exchequer ... Read More »

Appraisement West directs managers of KICT, BOML and AICT to activate CCTV cameras

  KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-West has asked the managers of Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT), Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (Private) Limited, and BOML Container Freight Station to make all CCTV (close circuit TV) cameras operational at the terminals. Sources told Customs Today that the CCTV cameras installed at the KICT, AICT and BOML were non-operational.  The Collectorate of ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement West reviews performance of KICT, BOML, AICT

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-West Collector has started departmental meetings to review the performance of the Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT), BOML, AICT, Auction Licensing, and Laboratory sections of Pakistan Customs. The collector customs has convened meetings with additional collectors, and deputy/ assistant collectors, section heads of respective groups to review their performance. The meetings that started from Wednesday are ... Read More »

Adjudication-I issues show cause to M/s Sami Enterprises for evading tax, duties

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has issued show-cause notice to M/s Sami Enterprises for attempting to evade tax and duties through mis-declaration. The Adjudication-I has asked the importer to show him up before it to explain as to why legal action should not be taken against him for trying to hoodwink the customs officials by mis-declaring the items contained ... Read More »

Tax evasion: Deputy Collector Adjudication-II issues ONO against M/s Naseem Autos

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-II Deputy Collector Baasit Hussain has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) against M/s Naseem Autos for evading customs duties and taxes evasion of Rs 458,077. According to the official sources, M/s Naseem Autos imported four consignments of aerosol spray paints under PCT Heading 3208.9090 paying customs duty @ 12.5% after claiming benefit of SRO 659(I)/2007 dated 03.06.2007. However, ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication-I Asif Marghoob issues ONO against M/s Master Beverages for tax evasion

KARACHI: Collector of Customs Adjudication-I Muhammad Asif Marghoob Siddiqui has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) against M/s Master Beverages and Foods Limited for allegedly evading customs duty and taxes to the tune of Rs 25.8 million. According to official sources, the Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) vide contravention report found M/s Master Beverages ‘willfully and knowingly’ claimed the inadmissible and ... Read More »

DC Appraisement West Mariam Raja appoints 124 new sepoys  

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement West Deputy Collector (HQ) Mariam Mehdi Raja has recruited 124 sepoys (BP-05), it is learnt on Friday. According to the sources, Customs Appraisement West has handpicked these sepoys on merit basis following the required legal procedure. They have been appointed on probation for the period of one year, starting from the issuance of the date ... Read More »

DC Baasit Hussain issues ONO against M/s V.A International for evading duty, taxes

KARACHI: Deputy Collector of Customs Adjudication-II, Baasit Hussain has issued order-in-original (ONO) against M/s. V.A International for evading customs duty and taxes of Rs 165,440 According to the details, M/s M.A International has imported two consignments of aerosole spray under PCT heading 3208.9090 paying customs duty at the rate of 12.5 percent claiming benefit of SRO 659(I) 2007 dated June ... Read More »

DG Customs Valuation Dr Wasif Memon revises customs values of stationery

KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Valuation Dr Wasif Memon has revised the customs values of stationery. It was brought to the notice of Directorate General of Customs Valuation that the values of various types of stationary items have considerably increased in the international market as compared to the determined customs values of stationary items through the Valuation Ruling No.585/2013.  Therefore, an ... Read More »

Director Wasif Memon revises values of generators

KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Valuation Director Dr Wasif Memon has revised the customs values of generators. The customs authorities issued Valuation Ruling No. 869/2016, discarding earlier Valuation Ruling No. 569/2013. According to the customs authorities, a number of requests were received to determine the customs values afresh in the light of existing international market prices. Accordingly, customs value of gasoline ... Read More »

SHC indicts three accused involved in antiques smuggling worth $10m

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Friday indicted three accused persons in a case pertaining to the smuggling of antiques worth $10 million out of the country. The court read out the charges to suspect Raheel Shakeel, Muhammad Javed and Faisal who pleaded not guilty. According to the prosecution, on December 17, 2015, the Customs Preventive ... Read More »

Wasif Memon determines values of school bags, briefcases and laptop bags

KARACHI: Directorate General of Customs Valuation Director Dr Wasif Memon has determined the customs values of school bags, briefcase and laptop bags vide Valuation Ruling No. 867/2016. It was brought to the notice of the directorate that school bags, briefcase and laptop bags are being imported at gross under-invoiced values causing loss to the exchequer. And, in this regard, an ... Read More »

Customs Court acquits six suspects of theft charges

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Thursday acquitted six suspects of a case pertaining to theft of valuable goods from a duty free shop. Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi pronounced this verdict in presence of the accused persons and defense counsel. The detailed judgment would be issued later. According to the prosecution, valuable goods worth millions ... Read More »

DG Customs Valuation re-determines customs values of perfumes, body sprays, deodorants

KARACHI: The Directorate General Customs Valuation has revised the customs values of perfumes, body sprays and deodorants. The customs authorities issued fresh Valuation Ruling No. 866/2016 for determining the values of the said items. According to the customs authorities, a number of review petitions were filled by importers through which they sought re-determination of the values of items. The Sindh ... Read More »

Heroin smuggling: Customs officials directed to submit interim charge-sheet

KARACHI: An anti-narcotics court has directed the customs authorities to submit an interim charge-sheet within two weeks in a case pertaining to the recovery of over one kilogram of heroin from a PIA aircraft. According to the prosecution, Pakistan Customs officials had searched the Dubai-bound Flight No. 761 of the Pakistan International Airlines and recovered over 1kg heroin, which was ... Read More »

Customs Court records statement of suspect in donkey hides’ case

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling recorded the statement of a suspect in a case pertaining to the illegal export of donkey hides. The court recorded the statement of M/s Exports Services’ proprietor Muhammad Ibrahim who pleaded not guilty. On October 17, the customs authorities confiscated 1,200 donkey hides and 2,500 kilograms of goat hair from a ... Read More »

Customs Court imposes penalty on cell phone smuggler

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling imposed a fine of Rs 100,000 on a mobile phone smuggler and ordered his release when he pleaded guilty to the offense. A case was filed against Muhammad Hanif, on the charge of smuggling mobile phones into the country. Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi announced the verdict when the accused pleaded guilty in ... Read More »

Customs Court reserves verdict in 198 cell phones smuggling case

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Monday reserved its verdict on a guilty plea of mobile phone smuggler. A case was filed against Muhammad Hanif, on the charge of smuggling mobile phones into the country. However, the suspect pleaded guilty in the court. Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi reserved the verdict to be announced during the ... Read More »

DG Customs Valuation revises customs values of vacuum flasks

KARACHI: Directorate  General Customs Valuation has revised the customs values of vacuum flasks. The customs authorities issued fresh valuation ruling no.864/2016, revising its earlier valuation ruling no.473/2012 when it came into their notice that  the rates of vacuum flasks has increased in the international market. Hence, an exercise was carried out  to re-determine the values of vacuum flasks afresh under ... Read More »

Customs Court indicts customs agents in ATT container pilferage scam

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-smuggling on Monday arraigned a number of customs clearing agents in over 24 cases pertaining to the  Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) container pilferage scam. When Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi took up around 32 cases, he was informed  that the court had already framed charges against Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi, Raziq Dino, Minhaj ... Read More »

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