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M/s Qazi & Company approaches SHC against detention of consignment

M/s Qazi & Company approaches SHC against detention of consignment

KARACHI: M/s Qazi & Company, M/s Hamza International and M/s Radium Silk Factory approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against detention of their imported consignment comprising carbon block N330, 4000 on the unit of $ 0.67 due to disputed valuation ruling.

On 23 January 2020, counsel for the importers stated that petitioners have imported a consignment of carbon block N330, 4000 on the unit of $0.67 and on arrival approached the customs official for acceptation of goods declarations which were submitted by petitioners according with law.

He submitted that they are seriously aggrieved and highly prejudiced by the actions of the customs officials who have denied to accept the declared transaction value of the impugned goods and are assessing the duty and taxes on the basis of valuation ruling no 1029/2017 issued by the director of customs valuation, despite the fact that the impugned valuation ruling is not sustainable in the eyes of the law and its validity has been challenged by the importers.

Citing chairman FBR, the collector of Customs Appraisement East/ West, the director of Directorate General of Customs Valuation as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare that non allowing provisional release of consignment is disregard and disobeying to the orders of the SHC.

He further pleaded the court to declare the impugned circular dated 22/11/2017 as unlawful, confiscatory and arbitrary and ultravirus the scheme of the customs act, 1969 dated 14/11/2018 the customs rules 2001, and fundamental rights of the petitioner enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

Importers pleaded the court to direct the respondents to issue delay detention certificate and grant order as to the costs of the appeal.