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ITTM will facilitate clearance of goods crossing border to Afghanistan & CARs: DC Tahir Khattak

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Tahir Iqbal Khattak said that the construction of Customs House Torkham under the ITTM (Integrated Transit Trade Management) programmed assisted by the ADB (Asian Development Bank) will be completed in next couple of years. Talking with the Customs Today during an exclusive interview he said that the state-of-the-art border complex under ITTM program is ... Read More »

Anti-smuggling management software to help curb movement of smuggled goods: Director Rashid Habib

PESHAWAR: Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Rashid Habib has said that a software known as “Anti Smuggling Management Software” should be implemented as soon as possible for getting complete profiling of repeated offenders, trends of smuggling and routs of smuggling as this data would assist Customs department in litigation and to curb and understand smuggling trends. Talking with Customs ... Read More »

Gilgit-Baltistan Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection target: ADC Shahid Jan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Collectorate of Customs Gilgit-Baltistan Additional Collector Shahid Jan said that trade activity at Gilgit Baltistan could only be converted into round-the-year operations if roads are not blocked due to ice. Talking with Customs Today, he said that current season will end on 30th November 2019 when border would be closed, adding that it’s a gigantic task to continue work ... Read More »

All available facilities will be provided to importers & exporters of Southern Punjab: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Chairman of Multan Dry Port Trust Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi has said that all available facilities would be provided to the importers and exporters of Southern Punjab on concessional rates to attract them. Presiding over a meeting of trustees he said that Sadiqabad Export Terminal was being activated to facilitate the exporters/importers of Bahawalpur Division particularly Rahim Yar Khan district ... Read More »

GB Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection target: ADC Shahid Jan

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that the Collectorate surpassed assigned revenue collection targets allocated for first four months of current financial year under all heads while the FBR has revised revenue collection target for financial year 2019-20 with extra amount of Rs1160 million. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Shahid ... Read More »

Businessmen want to pay legitimate taxes if collection procedure gets simplified: Sheikh Fazal Elahi

MULTAN: Businessmen and industrialists wanted to pay legitimate taxes to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) but collection of tax procedure should be simplified so that everyone can easily submit their tax returns without any hurdle. It was stated by President Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Fazal Elahi during meeting with Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Inland Revenue Multan ... Read More »

Islamabad Adjudication decides cases worth Rs1.534b during 1Q: Collector Shahnaz Maqbool

ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Shahnaz Maqbool has said that prosecution of cases remains weak as the executive Customs Collectorates tend to keep adjudication proceedings on a low priority, adding that the operational Customs staff is untrained in laws, rules, procedures, concessionary schemes and tariff classification while anti smuggling activities are being conducted in unprofessional manner creating lacunas which result in improper ... Read More »

Collection of unfair demurrage and detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating economic disorder: Advocate Shoaib Amjad

MULTAN: Collection of unfair demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers by shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) is creating economic disorder in country. Shipping companies are portraying the negative image of ports and importers are compelled to pay additional charges of demurrage and detention on clearance of shipments. National Accountability Bureau ... Read More »

ASO adopts zero tolerance policy against smugglers: ADC Muhammad Ashfaq

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq has said that the organization has adopted zero tolerance against the illegal import and the elements involved in smuggling activities which are inflicting huge losses on the national exchequer. He expressed this commitment while interacting with Customs Today here the other day at his office in Customs House ... Read More »

Dr Sadiqullah Khan’s Hyderabad I&I records 50 seizures worth Rs 167m in first quarter

HYDERABAD: Effective measures against organized smuggling of contraband goods and non customs paid (NDP) vehicles by the Director of Intelligence & Investigation FBR (Customs), Hyderabad has resulted into recovery of huge quantity of smuggled goods during first quarter of financial year 2019-20 (Jul-Sep 2019). During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Dr. Sadiqullah Khan said the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR (Customs) has recorded ... Read More »

Pakistan secures top position for making record seizures of counterfeit goods: Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen

ISLAMABAD: Dr Arslan Subuktageen Director General (DG) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement said Pakistan clinched top position at JCO HYGIEA Italy final report where 38 countries from Europe and Asia presented their performance against counterfeit and infringing “fast moving consumer goods’. According to details told by DG IPR Enforcement Dr. Arslan while talking with Customs Today in an exclusive interview, the ... Read More »

Customs North Region showing outstanding performance to curb smuggling attempts, generate revenue: Dr. Asif Jah

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector North Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah has said that the Customs Region (North) performed exceptionally well regarding enforcement and anti-smuggling activities despite severe constraints of logistics and personnel to cover the vast jurisdiction comprising almost three provinces. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Chief Collector North Asif Mehmood Jah has said that a comprehensive strategy has been ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Advocate Younas Baig

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf-led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of the certificate by customs authorities. This was said ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT bleeding importers through illegal demurrage, detention charges: Khawaja Shahzad Nasir

LAHORE: Few shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT are looting huge amounts from importers by collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry SVP Khawaja Shahzad Nasir while talking to Customs Today. He said that few shipping companies are looting huge ... Read More »

Faisalabad Adjudication ensures fair assessment of facts during trial of seizure cases: Dr. Adnan Akram

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Faisalabad ensures fair assessment of facts during trial of any seizure case by giving full opportunity to respondents for expressing their arguments and evidence in trial and decides every case on merit. It was stated by Collector Customs Adjudication Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram while talking exclusively to Customs Today at his Multan Camp office. He ... Read More »

Multan Appraisement to introduce importers & exporters profiling system for swift clearance: Collector Saima Shahzad

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs s Appraisement is going to introduce importers and exporters profiling system which will provide them swift clearance of shipments without any hurdle and it will encourage them to prefer Multan Dry Port to clear their consignments. This was stated by Collector Appraisement Saima Shahzad while talking exclusively to Customs Today about the future strategy. She said Multan Dry ... Read More »

Plugging of revenue leakage and broadening of tax net will ultimately benefit existing tax payers : Nazir Ahmad Shoro

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue is trying its best to facilitate taxpayers with automated system for filing of tax returns without any obstacles. Taxes are main source of any country for the development in the contemporary world and e-filing of Income tax returns has promoted tax culture in the country to a great extent. It was stated by Chief ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan

FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

Illegal holding of goods by QICT, Maersk inflicting huge loss on importers: Saad Khan

PESHAWAR: The establishment of an independent regulatory authority to resolve problems being faced by the importers of the country is mandatory to curb illegal holding of consignments at Qasim International Port Terminal by shipping lines to demand extra demurrage and detention charges. Illegal holding of imported goods continues without hesitation at Port Qasim, as importers are being allegedly “conned” in the ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage, detention charges add to per unit cost: LCCI VP Faheemur Rehman Saigol

LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the Customs Department and the government are not interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice-President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal while talking to Customs ... Read More »