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Customs Adjudication to issue show-cause notices to fabric importers

Customs Adjudication to issue show-cause notices to fabric importers

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (West) while following the directives of Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) Nasir Masroor Ahmed has made 54 Contravention Reports (CRs) in case of mis-declaration reported in the import of fabric.

The Collector, MCC-Appraisement (West) Muhammad Saleem and Additional Collector, ADC-I Dr Ifthikar Ahmed confirmed Customs Today that the Collectorate has sent 54 Contravention Reports to the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication for further proceedings.

It may be mentioned here that the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR and MCC-Appraisement (West) had seized around 200 consignments of textile fabric in the alleged reason that the viscose blended fabric was being imported in the garb of cotton blended in the month of May, 2014.

Subsequently, the samples of the imported fabric were sent to the Customs Laboratory for determining the authenticity of the imported fabric textile.

In the month of June, the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR had lodged seven FIRs against the importers found involved in tax evasion worth millions of rupees in import of viscose blended fabric in the garb of cotton blended fabric.

On the other hand, the MCC-Appraisement (West) had sent around 100 samples of the textile fabric for determining the actual ratio in the import of the consignments.

Later on, the lab reports revealed that 54 consignments of fabric textile imported through mis-declaration and viscose blended fabric was being imported in the garb of cotton blended fabric.

The MCC-Appraisement (West) has sent Contravention Reports to the Customs Collectorate of Adjudication, last week for further proceedings. The Customs Collectorate of Adjudication will issue show-cause notices to the importers in few days.