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M/s Myco Corp moves SHC seeking amendment in Import General Manifest

M/s Myco Corp moves SHC seeking amendment in Import General Manifest

KARACHI: Proprietor of M/s Myco Corporation has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) and filed petition seeking an order for amending the Import General Manifest (IGM) in terms of section 45(2) of the customs act, 1969 read with public notice no 10/2015 east dated May 06, 2015.

On 30 2020, counsel for the petitioner submitted that petitioner has imported ten consignments of Long March brand tyres and filed goods declaration according with law, but Weboc has not accepted the request of the petitioner due to the reason that the consignee names and addresses in the (IGM) was manifested with the different consignee names namely instead of Zar Mohammad Haydari Ltd and Hamza Ahmed Ltd and hence the Weboc system has failed to accept the petitioner’s request to file GDs as required to clear his lawful goods in terms of section 79 of the customs act, 1969.

He said that the petitioner has contacted the respondents for making necessary amendment in their system in the following ten consignments against which necessary documents NOCs from previous consignee and undertakings as per public notice 10/2015 were furnished before the said respondents.

He informed the court that petitioner is aggrieved and seriously prejudiced by the actions of the customs officials, who are not amending the Import General Manifest (IGM) in terms of section 45(2) of the customs act, 1969 read with public notice no 10/2015 East dated May 06, 2015 despite fulfillment of all legal formalities resulting to which the petitioner is unable to claim the consignments and file goods declaration in terms of section 79 of the customs act, 1969 and the goods lying at port in incurring huge port demurrages besides other financial container rents etc.

Citing chairman FBR, collector of Customs West, assistant/ deputy collector (Imports/ MIS) MCC West and others as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court may declare that non allowing the amendments in terms of section 45 of the customs act, 1969 is against the law, rules and be illegal in the eyes of law.

He further pleaded the court to restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner including blocking of the NTN/User ID of the petitioner.