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Customs seeks court to summon Royal Packages

Customs seeks court to summon Royal Packages

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has requested the Sindh High Court (SHC) to summon M/s Royal Packages (Pvt) Limited for hearing in August.
It is pertinent to mention here that the M/s Royal Packages has moved court against the charges of tax evasion in terms of customs duty, sales tax and income tax through claiming of inadmissible benefit of SRO 811(I)/2009 leveled by Pakistan Customs in the Contravention Report (CR), made by R&D Section of MCC Appraisement -West in May.
Meanwhile, the R&D Section of MCC Appraisement-East has also exposed the clearance data of M/s Royal Packages since the year 2011, which stated that the said importer has got cleared 282 consignments of Polypropylene and Polyethylene through the Collectorate of MCC Appraisement-East as exemption of Customs Duty, Sales Tax and Income Tax in terms of SRO 811(I)/2009 read with SRO 645(I)/2011 and SRO152 (I)/2013.
The R&D Section has also found that the importer M/s Royal Packages involved in tax evasion of Rs 438.5 million in clearance of 282 consignments of Polypropylene and Polyethylene since 2011.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has already given its verdict to release the hold consignments of M/s Royal Packages.