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M/s A.S & Company approaches SHC against detention of consignment

M/s A.S & Company approaches SHC against detention of consignment

KARACHI: M/s A.S & Company has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) and filed a petition against detention of imported consignment of polyester knitted pile, laminated woven furnishing fabric due to alleged valuation.

On 21 March 2020, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner deals in furnishing fabrics of various kinds and use of import and commodity from worldwide resources since decades, petitioner had imported consignment of goods polyester knitted pile, laminated woven furnishing fabric from China and tried to sought clearance through his authorized clearing agent.

He submitted that however, officials of the customs department processed petitioner’s submitted goods declaration under section 79 (1) of the customs act, 1969 for home consumption in terms of section 83 of the customs act, 1969 by ignoring the lab analyses reports under section 80 of the customs act, 1969.

He further argued that petitioner challenges the ruling under section 25A of the customs act, 1969 before the Director Valuation which is pending now petitioner submitted an application before customs officials to provisionally release the consignment of the petitioner during the pendency of the revision applicant but they are failed to release the consignment of the petitioner.

Citing Chairman FBR, QICT, Director Directorate General of Customs as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to direct them to release the consignment of the petitioner in accordance with law.

He further pleaded the court to declare that the act of the respondent to hold the consignment of the petitioner in the pendency of the revision application filed by the petitioner before the respondent is illegal and ultra viral without lawful authority especially in presence of the valid import documents.