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SHC orders to release fabric consignments on US$4.50per kg duty payment

SHC orders to release fabric consignments on US$4.50per kg duty payment

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) in its verdict, permitted importers of fabric to cleared their consignments after paying duty at US$4.50per Kg.

The Honourable Court has given its verdict against the three Constitutional Petitions filed, including (CP) No. D-3409/2014 filed by the proprietor of M/s Ehsan Sons. The other two CPs were filed by M/s Vital Enterprises and M/s Amrone Enterprises respectively.

In the verdict, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has disposed of the petitions and ordered the release of consignments which have already been arrived at port on paying duty at US$4.50per Kilogram.

In its brief order, SHC also stated that Once consignments have been released after paying duty, could never be held up on account of the issuance or impending issuance of any show cause notice by authorities.

As per details, the importers of fabric moved to Sindh High Court (SHC) in order to release their consignments held by Pakistan Customs Authorities on contravention charges.

It is said that the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement -West has already prepared contravention reports against 54 consignments of textile fabric. In response the importers submitted the CP in SHC against Federation of Pakistan through Secretary, Revenue division of Ministry of Finance, Collector of Customs MCC of Appraisement-West, Deputy Collector Customs and MCC of Appraisement -West in May.