LAHORE: Collector Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport Azmat Tahira Friday directed the Managers Cargo M/s Gerry’s/Royal /SAPS / PLA Shed to extend the free period at terminals as directed by FBR.
The Collector referred Board’s instruction issued vide letter C.No.3(1)E&C/2017 dated 1.03.2020 whereby 15 days free period in charging demurrage and detention has been granted in addition to the free time already allowed by the ground handling agents.
A number of importers have approached field formations of FBR aggrieved that FBR directions are not being followed by Terminal Operators. The Board clearly mentioned the challenges faced in supply chain operations in wake of COVID-19. Therefore, it is directed to comply with the above referred directives that demurrage and detention charges may not be charged from the importers for a period of 15 days in addition to free time already allowed by the ground handling agents.