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Govt urged to refund demurrage & detention charges to Pakistani importers

LAHORE: The government should refund demurrage & detention charges to Pakistani importers which they paid to get their goods and articles released amid the worst ever period of COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated by Nasir Hameed Khan LCCI ex-Vice President while talking to Customs Today in an exclusive talk with the newspaper’s special correspondent.  He said that importers across the ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication concluding hearing of seizure cases & avoiding unnecessary delays: Deputy Collector Moeed Kanjoo

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office is delivering speedy justice through concluding seizure cases despite Covid-19 and facilitating them as per law. This was stated by Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Abdul Mueed Kanjoo while talking with Customs Today other day. He stated that global pandemic Covid-19 has affected regular hearing of seizure cases in Customs Adjudication due to ... Read More »

Customs collects less revenue in 3rd & 4th quarter of FY2019-20 due to Covid-19 : Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that the Collectorate is excepting revenue from telecommunication companies due to roll out of 5G during the first quarter of financial year 2020-21. Talking with Customs Today Seema Raza Bokhari explained reasons for decline of revenue during third (January to March) and fourth quarters (April to June) of financial year ... Read More »

LCCI takes special measures to enhance halal food exports: Ali Hussam Asghar

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has taken a number of measures to enhance halal food exports as for the first time halal food standing committee has been set up and stakeholders were invited for the input. The views were expressed by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar while talking ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds over Rs 329m smuggled goods, vehicles

  LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized over Rs329 million smuggled and contraband goods and vehicles in the month July Financial Year 2020-19. Talking with Customs Today said that more than Rs 150 million’s smuggled vehicles were seized that included BMWs, Mercedes and Toyota Land Cruisers during the month of July.  “Total value of the goods seized ... Read More »

Customs Preventive along with LEAs using all available resources to curb smuggling attempts: Collector Irfan Javed

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Irfan Javed has said that under guidance of Federal Board of Revenue there has been a substantial improvement in the performance of MCC Quetta to curb smuggling activities. Talking with Customs Today Collector Irfan Javed said said that this Collectorate has embarked upon a proactive approach to bring real results, and there has been ... Read More »

Appraisement Quetta Customs to stop mis-declarations & underinvoicing, legal trade to be promoted: Collector Waheed Marwat

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement and Facilitation Collector Waheed Marwat said that Customs Taftan Border will be operational with consultation of the business community of Quetta while only legal business should be facilitated. Talking with Customs Today Waheed Marwat said that Quetta Collectorate always promoted and protected legal businesses he appreciated role of QCCI (Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry) ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication trying to conclude hearing of cases despite shortage of staff: Collector Adnan Akram

ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram has said that the Collectorate is trying to conclude hearing of pending cases on priority basis despite shortage of staff. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview the Collector said that the Collectorate of Adjudication Islamabad have a very vast jurisdiction covering Customs Collectorate Gilgit Baltistan, Sialkot, Peshawar and Islamabad whereas ... Read More »

Customs ASO surpasses revenue collection target for FY2019-20: Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Seema Raza Bokhari Collector Customs Islamabad has said that allocated annual anti-smuggling target for current financial year 2019-20 was Rs1.75 billion which has already achieved with extra amount of Rs2.15 million till May 2020. Talking with Customs Today the Collector said that business activity fully halted due to COVID19, she added that as all the Customs Collectorates of country ... Read More »

Govt should take action against shipping companies & terminal operators for not waiving detention & demurrage charges: Ch Umer

MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping companies and terminal operators for non-compliance of their decision to waive demurrage and detention charges on import shipments despite of prolonged lock down. Shipping companies are not ready to provide any relief in the clearance of shipment to import based traders and ignoring all decisions of government for extending the demurrage and ... Read More »

Customs Central Region & Punjab set up task force to curtail smuggling: Faiz Ahmad

LAHORE: In order to curtail smuggling in the region a provincial task force has been set up. Complete lists of the markets and godowns where smuggled goods and articles are dumped have been prepared and under the new strategy smugglers will be intercepted at the provincial borders levels, then inside Punjab, on the roads, in the godowns and markets. These ... Read More »

All necessary measures being followed at Torkham against COVID-19: Inamullah Wazir

TORKHAM: The Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) Deputy Director Inamullah Wazir said that scanning was the only step left which has now been implemented. Inamullah Wazir is a graduate of University of Sydney Business School and has a degree in International business. He remained posted in Customs Preventive as assistant collector AFU and AC headquarters and anti smuggling. He has also ... Read More »

FEBR terms Budget 2020-21 as business supportive

Kasif Anwar stresses need for curtailing discretionary powers of FBR officers LAHORE: The government has presented a business supportive budget 2020-21 as it seems that the government is cognizant of the hard times for trade and industry due to the COVID-19 which is a stepping stone towards stabilization of the economy. However, the discretionary powers of Federal Board of Revenue ... Read More »

Anjum Nisar for action against port terminals and shipping lines

LAHORE: Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against those port terminals and shipping lines which have continuously been violating the government advice to relax detention and demurrage charges at least during the lockdown period. Now we request for refund of demurrage, detention and other charges ... Read More »

FPCCI regional chief for action against port terminal operators, shipping lines defiance of govt’s direction

LAHORE: The government should take notice of the defiance of the government authorities’ orders of extension in free time by the port terminal operators and shipping lines. The sword of overnight shift in government policies always remains hanging on the head of every company. Everyone knows that COVID-19 has badly impacted the economy . This was stated by Dr Muhammad ... Read More »

Kh Jalalud Din Roomi demands action against shipping cos for defying govt directions to waive demurrage & detention charges

MULTAN: Renowned industrialist and ex-president of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and former Punjab caretaker minister for industries Khawaja Jala uddin Roomi has sought action against shipping companies for not implementing their decision to waive demurrage and detention charges  during COVID-19. He was talking to Customs Today exclusively regarding the demurrage and detention charges being ... Read More »

Govt asked to rationalize detention & demurrages charges in upcoming federal budget

LAHORE: The government should rationalize the detention and demurrages charges to provide relief to the commercial and industrialist importers in the federal budget 2020-12 at least amid till the COVID-19 ends. The government should take special measures to reduce customs duties on raw-materials for commercial and industrial importers to encourage manufacturing to enhance export volume. This was stated by PALIMA ... Read More »

Budget 2020-21: Traders, Industrialist seeks reduction in customs duty & other taxes

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has called for a relief-focused budget 2020-21 for trade and industry as well as the general public, suggesting the government to make visible reduction in customs duty and taxes, helping revive the businesses, which are near to bankruptcies owing to worldwide lockdowns amidst coronavirus. PIAF chairman Mian Nauman Kabir, in a ... Read More »

Multan Customs shows outstanding performance by seizing NDP goods worth Rs380.9m: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) is utilizing all available resources to eradicate smuggling in the jurisdiction and due to their efforts seized record number of goods worth Rs.380.9 million during May amid lock down of COVID-19. Collector Muneeza Majeed told Customs Today that Anti-Smuggling Organization was re-organized after assuming the charge of Multan Customs Collectorate Enforcement & ... Read More »

FBR should implement their relief orders for shipping companies amid COVID-19: Asad Mashadi

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) ex-President Asad Mushadi has said that FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due to Covid 19 situation for shipping companies. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive talk he said that the Government and FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due Covid 19 situation, he added that banks, ... Read More »