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SHC issues notices on petition filed by M/s R.K Enterprises challenging VR No1404/2019

SHC issues notices on petition filed by M/s R.K Enterprises challenging VR No1404/2019

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the customs department and deputy attorney general directing them to file their para wise comments on a petition filed by M/s R.K Enterprises challenging valuation ruling no 1404/2019.

On 28 November 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing the matter.

During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner argued that petitioner is engaged in the import and trading of miscellaneous cosmetic items, inter alia including makeup, kits, lipstick, mascara, face foundation, powder and cream etc, the commodities are imported from worldwide sources and mainly from China.

He submitted that being aggrieved with and dissatisfied by the exorbitant valuation/ assessment of Huda beauty brand cosmetic items China origin under valuation ruling no 1404/ 2019 dated 30/10/2019 issued by the Directorate General of Valuation in previously applicable valuation ruling 1374/ 2019 dated 20/05/2019 whereby the aforesaid commodity has been arbitrarily placed/ shifted to table A of the valuation ruling whereas same was previously indicated in table B of the previous valuation ruling causing undue and exorbitant hike in the duty and taxes and the landed cost of the impugned items whereas the petitioner’s consignment was shipped prior to issuance of aforesaid ruling.

He further argued that the petitioner above-named prefers this petition under article 199 of the constitution of Pakistan.

Citing chairman FBR, collector of Customs Appraisement Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, deputy collector of Customs Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and director of Customs Intelligence and Investigation as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court may declare that the fresh valuation ruling no 1404 is not applicable to petitioner’s consignment imported by the petitioner.