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DG transit trade authorizes tracking of NATO, ISAF cargo

DG transit trade authorizes tracking of NATO, ISAF cargo

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Transit Trade (DGTT) has been authorized to track cargo movement of Afghan transit, NATO/ISAF and transshipment in order to avoid incidence of en-route goods slippage.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday issued SRO 609(I)/2020 for reorganization of the Directorate General of Transit Trade.

The FBR said that the directorate shall be based at Custom House, Karachi, assisted by Director, Directorate of transit Trade (HQ), Karachi.

The directorate general shall have its regional offices at Karachi, Gwadar, Quetta, Peshawar, Gilgit-Baltistan and Lahore. The director general shall report to the Member (Customs), FBR.

The directorate general of transit trade shall be responsible for enforcement of all the international agreements, treaties, conventions, domestic laws, rules and procedures relating to transit trade with reference to cross border movement of bonded cargo and domestic laws, rules and procedures relating to transshipment with reference to inland movement of bonded cargo and shall also be responsible for enforcement of laws, rules and procedures relating to international transshipment, through the respective directorates and collectorates.

The directorate general shall also supervise functioning of the directorates, furnish policy input to the FBR on matters relating to transit trade and transshipment and maintain liaison with all stakeholders.

The Director, Directorate of Transit Trade (HQ) Karachi shall have jurisdiction over all customs matters relating to transit, transshipment and allied functions in respect of the national territory of whole of Pakistan covering the following functions and customs matters:

(i) Project Director in terms of SRO 4139i0/2012 dated April 25, 2012.

(ii) Supervision of tracking and monitoring across the national territory through the Central Control Room (CCR), established at Custom House, Karachi, in coordination with Regional Control Rooms (RCRs) established at respective directorates of transit trade of the following cargo:

(a) Transit cargo;

(b) POL products exported to Afghanistan;

(c) US or NATO or ISAF cargo;

(d) Transshipment cargo;

(e) Safe transportation cargo;

(f) EPZ/SEZ/Free Zones cargo;

(g) Manufacturing bonds exports cargo;

(h) Export oriented units exports cargo;

(i) Transportation of imported liquid bulk cargo for exclusive use of ISAF/NATO forces in Afghanistan.

(iii) Administration, budgeting and supervision of the Mobile Enforcement Units (MEUs) deployed at Transit Monitoring Response Centers (TMRCs) across the country;

(iv) Sealing of cargo at Karachi sea ports and Port Qasim with respect to the following cargo:

(a) Transit cargo;

(b) POL products exported to Afghanistan;

(c) US or NATO or ISAF cargo;

(d) Transshipment cargo;

(e) Safe transportation cargo;

(f) EPZ/SEZ/Free Zones cargo

(g) Manufacturing bonds exports cargo;

(h) Export oriented units exports cargo;

(i) Transportation of imported liquid bulk cargo for exclusive use of ISAF / NATO forces in Afghanistan.

(v) Licensing of tracking companies in terms of SRO 413(I)/2012 dated April 25, 2012;

(vi) Development, supervision and maintenance of transit trade facilitation portal including coordination with the relevant stakeholders.

(vii) Development, supervision and updation of Risk Management System (RMS) through the local committee constituted for transit and transshipment RMS, including coordination with the relevant stakeholders;

(viii) Association in development, updation and enhancement of MIS function;

(ix) Personal management;

(x) Coordination with all stakeholders for operational purposes;

(xi) Business process re-engineering;

(xii) Transit trade facilitation and redressal of complaints; and

(xiii) Any other function assigned by the FBR from time to time.