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Dubai Customs promotes The Big 5 Dubai 2013 exhibition

DUBAI: Dubai Customs has enhanced its activities to boost mega events in the city through customs facilitations offered to participants. Pre-arrangements are being carried out to ensure they benefit from the temporary admission system for their goods, under which exhibitors are relieved from paying customs duties till the events in which they are partaking end and they are to take ... Read More »

Customs warning as Sydney school kids recruited to import illegal drugs

SYDNEY: Australian Customs officials has revealed that an international crime syndicate is using Sydney high school students as drug mules, with two teenagers already facing possible charges. Officers from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service are contacting parents and principals at three schools in the city’s inner-west amid revelations students have been paid to accept packages from China. The ... Read More »

Indian woman held for smuggling 26kg gold

KERALA: A woman accused of smuggling 26 kg of gold from Dubai two months back has been detained nearby Chavakad. Arifa Faris (27) was held at Chavakad on an order by the Principal Secretary, Home Department, N Radhakrishnan. Police said the charge against her was that she had thrice smuggled 26kg of gold on behalf of Fayaz, an accused in ... Read More »

NIRC rejects objections against FBR Union’s election

LAHORE: All complaints filed against the Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) has been rejected by the National Industrial Relation Commission of Pakistan (NIRC) as the commission has also okayed the Union’s internal election of for next three years, besides favouring amendments in the constitution of the union. FRAEU Central President Mian Abdul Qayyum has lauded the verdict and greeted ... Read More »

Customs assures garments exporters of clearing rebate claims

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has vowed to refund the garments exporters’ stuck up claims against rebate as soon as possible. Customs officials pledged this in a meeting with the delegation of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) at Customs House. MCC Port Qasim Collector Agha Shahid Majeed and Collector Exports Dr Wasif Memon also assured the exporters of addressing ... Read More »

PTBA urges FBR to extend deadline of filing IT returns

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has demanded Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the date of e-filing of income tax returns by December 15, 2013. In a letter sent to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa, PTBA said that it seems impossible to file income tax returns within extended deadline as there are serious problems in FBR’s website. It said ... Read More »

No room for corrupt officers in FBR: Bajwa

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa has warned the Customs officials that there is ‘no room’ for the corrupt officials in FBR. FBR Chairman said this while discussing different matters pertaining to revenue generation, target achievements and missing containers with the high officials during the visit to Customs House, Karachi. Tariq Bajwa asked the officials concerned to ... Read More »

Pak-India trade can be enhanced up to $10b

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Acting President Mian Tariq Misbah has said that the trade volume between India and Pakistan can be increased up to $10 billion. He said that non-tariff barriers, difficulty in visa issuance and other problems faced by traders should be controlled to enhance trade. He said that improvement in trade between the two ... Read More »

FBR to present details of imported arms in SC: Yahya

KARACHI: Chief Collector (South) Enforcement Muhammad Yayha said that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected all the relevant details and record of the imported arms and ammunition for last three years in order to present it in the next hearing of missing containers case in Supreme Court, Karachi Registry on November 25 (Monday). Muhammad Yahya while Talking to Customs ... Read More »

All glitches of FBR Portal removed

ISLAMABAD: All known issues of e-filing system have been removed at FBR Portal and the taxpayers & tax consultants are making maximum use of the e-filing system. Despite public holiday today, speed of return filing was about 500 returns per hour. On Saturday, up to 7pm, 89,541 returns were received electronically by FBR that is about one third of the ... Read More »

Customs to hold seized goods auction tomorrow

Lahore: Customs Department will hold auction of seized and impounded goods and articles on Monday at 12 noon at Allama Iqbal International Airport. According to details, 28 cars and loaders including Pajero, Land Cruiser, Toyota Corolla, Toyota  Mark II, 15 LCDs, diesel generators, six tons of printing papers, 16,000 metres of cloth, boilers and glass sheets. Sources said that auction will ... Read More »

Missing containers case: FBR chief to appear before SC on Nov 25

KARACHI: FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa will appear before Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Monday in missing containers case. Sources told Customs Today that the high officials of Pakistan Customs were busy in collecting the data of arms imported in last three years to follow the orders of the apex court. The sources further said that the FBR chief had clear ... Read More »

Lankan Customs seizes red sandalwood haul worth Rs100m

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Customs has seized a container with four metric tonnes of red sandalwood worth some Rs100 million. According to Customs officials, the container was seized from a cargo vessel originating from Chennai, India and bound for the port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The vessel was berthed at the Colombo port where Customs officials had ... Read More »

Nepalese Customs to go online

KATHMANDU: Import and export in Nepal will take place through online system from next year as the government is working to introduce information technology (IT) based Customs procedure. Government officials said that the IT system was being adopted under the reformation of Nepal’s Customs administration, which aims to ensure trade facilitation. Nepal’s Customs administration has been characterised of being bureaucratic, ... Read More »

Thai Customs seizes 122 smuggled pangolins heading for China

BANGKOK: Thai Customs officials seize 122 live pangolins before they are smuggled out of the country for food. Thai Customs officials seized the pangolins, a scaly animal, as they were being smuggled from Indonesia and Malaysia bound for China and Vietnam. Several species of the mammal have been designated as endangered and any trade is banned by the Convention on ... Read More »

Customs seizes 60,000 litres smuggled Iranian diesel

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has seized two launches carrying smuggled Iranian diesel worth millions of rupees from the open sea. Each launch was carrying 30,000 litres of diesel and the total quantity of diesel is 60,000 litres. Both the launches have been seized along with the diesel. Read More »

Bajwa urges officers to improve skills to broaden tax net

LAHORE: FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has stressed upon the need for improving training skills of officers to work on broadening of tax base plan to increase revenue generation in a better way. He was addressing the final Passing Out ceremony of 40th Specialized Training Program as a chief guest at Directorate General of Training & Research (Inland Revenue), Lahore. The ... Read More »

Hong Kong Customs seizes illicit cigarettes of worth $7.5m

Hong Kong Customs in a two-week special operation seized two cross-boundary vehicles for smuggling illicit cigarettes and smashed five storage points. About three million sticks of illicit cigarettes with total market value of $7.5 million and a duty potential of about $5.1 million were seized in the operation. In the first 10 months of this year, the Customs detected 22 ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs adhering to policy of ‘zero tolerance against tax evasion’

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs is strictly following the directives of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and fully adhering to the policy of “zero tolerance against tax evasion”. This was stated by Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem while talking to Customs Today at his office in Customs House, Karachi. Collector MCC-Appraisement (West) informed that Pakistan Customs has evolved a ... Read More »

Govt to expand fishing business, exports: Michael

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael has said that the government is evolving a fresh fisheries policy with a clear view to augment export of the country’s key seafood products especially tuna and shrimp species. Being the chief guest at a seminar on Promoting Rights Based Approaches for Fishermen, jointly organised by WWF-Pakistan and Marine Fisheries Department ... Read More »