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CIU seizes counterfeit items at Port Qasim

CIU seizes counterfeit items at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence Unit of Port Qasim has seized a consignment of M/s Samana Sons comprising empty tubes with caps printed with Indian brands for packing of face wash and hair gel etc. which were to be used for distributing counterfeited products in the country.

MCC Port Qasim has submitted the seizure report for initiation of adjudication proceedings. Credible information was received by Collector Dr. Jawwad Uwais Agha of MCC Port Qasim, Karachi that some unscrupulous persons were trying to import counterfeited products from China and will try to clear the same in the garb of freely importable goods.

In order to verify the veracity of the information, the subject consignment was intercepted. The goods were declared to contain assorted type and colour packing material for the value $ 2200 i.e. Custom Value of Rs 214,791 with duties and taxes of Rs 102,622.

However, upon physical examination, the consignment had been found consisting of ‘packing material – empty plastic tubes with caps for packing of face wash, hair gel etc. of assorted types and colours, brand Himalya, Set Wet etc. bearing the name and addresses of these brands’ manufacturing units in India.

The importer M/s Samana Sons imported counterfeited products, mis-declared classification and valuation and avoided duties/taxes to the tune of Rs 469,234.

Collector of MCC Port Qasim appreciated the efforts of Additional Collector Ihsan Ali Shah, Assistant Collector Falik Shair, Principal Appraiser CIU Port Qasim Sultan Aurungzaib and Appraiser MCC Port Qasim Khurram Rafiq.