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FBR issues procedure for sealing of transit cargo destined for India

FBR issues procedure for sealing of transit cargo destined for India

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued procedure for sealing of transit trade cargo containers at Torkham-Peshawar and Chaman-Quetta, destined for Wahga border station for India.

Following procedure to be adopted under Customs General Order (CGO) No. 03 of 2020 under Pakistan Customs Container Security System (PCCSS) Procedure for sealing and desealing of transshipment, safe transportation, transit and export cargo.

(a) NON-CONTAINERIZED CARGO:

FIRST PORTION:

(i) After the goods, loaded in high wall Transport Unit (1st Transport Unit) of Afghanistan been processed as per rules by Torkham/Chaman Customers, the Transport Unit will be secured and covered in proper tarpaulin. The PCCSS staff Focal point (Entry) will enter the required data and apply the wire punch plomb seal or a wire seal. The container will be allowed to proceed to Peshawar/Quetta Dry Port under escort. The escort officer of Customs will carry he convoy note to Peshawar/Quetta Dry Port.

(ii) On arrival at Customs Dryport Quetta/Peshawar, the 1st Transport Unit will be moved to the Focal Point Exit. The escort officer of customs will hand over the convoy note to the PCCSS officer.

(iii) The PCCSS will enter the exact time and date of the arrival. In case the Transport Unit reaches within time, the PCCSS officer will inspect the truck and security of tarpaulin ad the registration number of the 1st Transport Unit and check the PCCSS wire punch plomb seal.

(iv) After satisfying himself that the seal and container are intact and not tampered, the PCCSS officer will generate discharge note which will be given to the Customs escort officer along with the convoy note.

(v) If the seal or container etc. is not found intact or there are reasons to doubt the integrity of cargo or seal, a discrepancy report will be filled out on the computer. The concerned PCCSS focal point will also report the matter to the Directorate of Transit Trade having jurisdiction for initiating necessary action under the law.

(vi) The Focal Point Exit Peshawar staff will cut and collect the used plomb seals and keep in a safe disposal box. The Incharge FP (Exit) will make arrangements for the proper disposal, recycling of the plomb seals.

(vii) The escort will return the convoy note to the Customs at Border Crossing Point.

SECOND PORTION:

(i) The goods will be loaded on the Pakistani trucks, hereinafter called the Second Transport Unit and released in the same as done at Border Crossing Point, with wire punch plomb seal or new wire seal by the Focal Point Entry staff at Peshawar/Quetta.

(ii) On arrival at Wahga border station, the Second Transport Unit will be moved to the Focal Point Exit and the escort officer of Customs will hand over the convoy note to the PCCSS officer.

(iii) The PCCSS officer will enter the exact time and date of the arrival. In case the Transport Unit reaches within time, the PCCSS officer will inspect the truck and security of the tarpaulin cover, check the registration number of the Second Transport Unit and the PCCSS wire punch plomb seal.

(iv) After satisfying himself that the seal and container are intact and not tampered, the PCCSS- officer will generate discharge note which will be given to the Customs escort officer alongwith the convoy note.

(v) If the seal or container etc. is not found intact or there are reasons to doubt the integrity of cargo or seal, a discrepancy report will be filled out on the computer. The concerned PCCSS focal point will also report the matter to the Directorate of Transit Trade having jurisdiction of initiating necessary action under the law.

(vi) The Focal Point Exit Wahga staff will cut and collect the used plomb seals and keep in a safe disposal box. The In charge FP (Exit) will make arrangements for the proper disposal, recycling of the plomb seals.