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Customs agents, truckers shut down Lagos ports

LAGOS: LICENSED Customs agents and amalgamation of Trucking Associations, yesterday, shut down  operations at Lagos ports to protest the failed port access roads, arbitrary charges and alleged extortions by some operators. The shut-down prompted the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, to pay an ... Read More »

Customs agents urge FBR to extend date for licence renewal

KARACHI: Customs agents said that the customs house director general training and research has so far not extended the dates for renewal of licences. 31 October was the last date to submit documents which has expired. Most of the customs agents could not submit their documents. Customs agents said that no one pay attention to our complaints. “We also requested ... Read More »

Customs agents want 15 more days for renewal of licenses

KARACHI: The Customs agents have appealed to extend deadline for renewal of licenses which expired today. Talking to Customs Today, the customs agents said that date for renewal of licenses of customs agents expired on October 31 and many agents had not been able to submit forms due to Eid holidays and shortage of some related documents. They appealed to ... Read More »

Faulty scanning machines delay clearance

KARACHI: Customs agents , importers and company owners are facing difficulties due to various reasons at Customs House, it was learnt  Thursday. Importers said that they face difficulties in Model Customs Collectorate (East) and (West) since scanner machines are not working properly there and this thing causes delay in clearance of consignments. The importers appealed to Customs high ups to ... Read More »

Appraisement-West urged to hold training for customs agents

KARACHI: Customs clearing agents on Tuesday said the 31 October deadline to renew licences is approaching but the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West has not announced to hold a six-day training. A delegation of customs agents visited Customs Today and showed their reservations in this regard. They said they have been asked to renew their licences until 31 October but ... Read More »

Appraisement-West gives Oct 31 deadline to renew licences

  KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement-West Licencing Authority has given October 31 deadline to customs agents to renew their licences. According to sources, the collectorate has issued a circular in which the customs agents have been told that their licences would expire on 31 October so they should submit their papers to get their licences renewed. It is worth mentioning that ... Read More »

Customs agents await training session

KARACHI: Licence-holder customs agents have shown their concern as the Training and Research director general (DG) has not arranged a training course for them for the last four months. According to sources, under Customs Rule Act 99, a training course is mandatory for licenced customs agents. The DG had arranged a six-working day training course a few months ago. Several ... Read More »

Rs 116.23 million tax evasion: Another ONO issued against PTCL

KARACHI: Another Order-in Original (ONO) against M/s Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), its clearing agent M/s Eastern Freighter Services and M/s Huawei Technologies Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs116,228,110 on import of telecommunication equipments through mis-declaration and concealment of actual CFR/import value of goods. The Collector of the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has also ... Read More »

Delay in return of deposits by BOML perturbs customs agents

KARACHI: Customs agents are facing a lot of difficulties due to delay in return of deposits by BOML Containers. The highly-placed sources told Customs Today on Friday that customs agents have to make frequent visits for return of deposit amount after they return the containers. The amount deposited under the head of deposits is returned even after one month. The ... Read More »

Customs agents concerned over delay in clearance at KICT, QICT

KARACHI: The Karachi Customs Agents Association President Iftikhar Ahmad Shiekh has expressed deepest concerns over delay in clearance of consignments, even after the installation of new computer-based WeBOC system at the terminals of the Karachi Port and the Port Qasim. He told Customs Today that importers still have to wait days for clearance of their consignments even customs had installed ... Read More »

Clearing agents dissatisfied with incumbent KCAA body

KARACHI: The clearing agents have expressed their dis-satisfaction over the performance of recent body of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA). Sharing their views with Customs Today, they alleged that the incumbent office-bearers of KCAA throughout the year adopted the policy of nepotism and favoritism. They were of the view that the KCAA office-bearers even did not raise their voice in ... Read More »

Customs appraisement-West arranges seating for visitors

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (West) taking the grievances and issues of traders’ community, importers and Customs agents into considerations has arranged proper seating arrangements in assessment halls and outside the offices of deputy collectors and assistant collectors for importers and Customs agents who turn up there for hearing of their cases. The MCC-Appraisement (West) keeping the ... Read More »

Security concerns: Customs authorities detain 6 clearing agents

KARACHI: Owing to recent law and order situation and security measures taken by the Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Pakistan Customs authorities have detained six clearing agents for not showing their identity while entering the premises of Custom House, Karachi. The clearing agents were trying to enter the premises of Customs House without proving their identity to the Customs guards ... Read More »

Principal Appraiser’s police abduction widely condemned

LAHORE: Customs Federal Revenue Alliance Union Lahore and Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union FBR Pakistan have strongly condemned unlawful abduction of Lahore Dry Port’s Principal Appraiser by Punjab Police in connivance with tax evading importers and clearing agents to influence Pakistan Customs to work in their favour. Customs Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union Lahore President Ameer Haider condemned the unlawful ... Read More »

Use of influence: Collector asks FBR to take strong measures

LAHORE: Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Muhammad Zahid Khokhar has urged the Federal Board of Revenue to provide security to the Customs officials working to collect vital revenue for the national exchequer as some importers and clearing agents have resorted to threaten the officers in order to influence Customs’ working in their favour. The collector made this request ... Read More »

Police official suspended for implicating principal appraiser in fake murder case

LAHORE: Inspector General Punjab Police while taking action against the police official of Kot Ladha Police Station has suspended the responsible who implicated Principal Appraiser Azizur Rehman Malik of Lahore Dry Port in a fake murder case. The Appraiser had unearthed Rs 1 billion mis-declartion of silicon-electrical steel sheets of clearing agent M/s Ikram International Services. This was stated by ... Read More »

Sialkot dry port opens 24/7, Collector hails exporters’ enthusiasm for self help

SIALKOT: Model Customs Collectorate Sialkot Collector Qurban Ali Khan has said that an advanced 24/7 duty system has successfully been introduced at Sialkot Dry Port Trust, as the senior efficient officials of Customs, Anti Narcotics Force and Sialkot Dry Port have been performing round-the-clock duties there to lure the Sialkot exporters, importers and customs and cargo clearing agents while motivating ... Read More »

Collector Qurban Ali assures exporters of refunds soon

SIALKOT: Model Customs Collectorate Sialkot’s Collector Qurban Ali Khan has assured that all the prolonged perturbing problems of Sialkot’s business community would be solved on priority besides ensuring an early end to the prolonged pendency of the rebate payments claims as well. He said this while addressing an important meeting of Sialkot’s leading exporters held at the Sialkot Dry Port Trust. ... Read More »

Importers, traders face immense problems in examination of consignments at KICT

KARACHI: The importers, traders and clearing agents have expressed their deep concerns and anxiety over the delay in grounding the containers/consignments for examination at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT). The importers while sharing their views with Customs Today said that they were facing immense problems in examination of their consignments which were laying at KICT for last three to four ... Read More »

FTA/PTA certificates mandatory for claiming exemption from customs duty

KARACHI: The Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East, Najeebur Rehman Abbasi has made it mandatory for all importers and clearing agents to submit original Free Trade Agreement (FTA)/ Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) certificates at dedicated FTA counter of the Collectorate within three days from the date of release of the consignments in those cases where Goods Declaration under FTA/PTA ... Read More »