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Collector asks FBR to consider 25 days extension from date of de-sealing at up-country dry ports

Collector asks FBR to consider 25 days extension from date of de-sealing at up-country dry ports

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement & Facilitation Collector Amjadur Rehman asked Federal Board of Revenue (F BR) to consider 25 days of extension for filing goods declaration (GDs) from date of de-sealing at the up-country dry ports.

In a letter addressed to FBR, the Collector stated that the time limit (25 days) allowed by the Board in terms of section (79 (I) of Customs Act, 1969 is being calculated from the date of IGM filing, whereas the time limit in terms of section 79 (I) ibid for up country dry ports should be calculated from the de-sealing/gate-in event in the WeBOC system.

The importers clear their consignments from up-country dry ports are unable to take advantage of the above referred facility, since, the above system is calculating time from the date of IGM filing at Karachi and not taking into account in the transshipment time.

The Collector asked the FBR that FBR should issue necessary instructions to Directorate of Reforms and Automation, so that period of 25 days may be calculated from the date of de-sealing at the up-country dry ports, for the de-sealing made between 17.3.2020 to 7.4.2020.