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Tuesday December 16 – Monday December 22, 2014

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Faisalabad Customs foils bid to smuggle cigarettes

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad has foiled a bid to smuggle foreign cigarettes and arrested the accused. As per details, on a tip-off, the customs I&I established a check post to stop smuggling of cigarettes. At the check post the customs officers intercepted a car and a bus and found foreign cigarettes worth Rs 6.5 million. An ... Read More »

Customs seizes 5064 imported wrist watches

FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department Faisalabad has seized a truck of wrist watches from Faisalabad. According to the details, Customs I&I Intelligence Officers Tahir Iqbal lead the team which seized about 5064 wrist watches worth Rs 0.6 million. Read More »

Tuesday October 28 -Monday November 3, 2014

E Paper Customs today Newspaper

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Tuesday October 21- Monday October 27, 2014

Cstoms Today News Paper E Paper

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Tea seizure case remains undecided despite lapse of over four years

  KARACHI: A trader is still hoping to get justice for having a tea consignment seized by the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation during a raid in Karachi four-and-half years ago. According to the appellant’s counsel Ch Muhammad Rafiq, who pleaded the case before the Customs Appellate Tribunal counsel for the umpteenth time here, the I&I seized 150 gunny ... Read More »

Customs Inspector suspended for helping smugglers

MULTAN: Customs Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) wing has suspended an Inspector of the wing for allegedly helping smugglers and launched an investigation against him. Sources told Customs Today that after getting information that some insiders (Customs officials) are helping the smugglers, Customs I&I Multan has started investigation to overcome the situation. During preliminary probe it was revealed that some officials ... Read More »

Customs captures contraband worth Rs205m

MULTAN: Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Multan Range Additional Director Nisar Ahmad claimed that the Customs had captured smuggled goods worth more than Rs 205.4 million over the past seven months. Addressing a press conference here, he declared that the Customs was fighting against an enemy (smugglers) having modern gadgets, weaponry and ample manpower, adding that various state-run agencies were ... Read More »

Anti-Dumping Duties

China’s emergence as an economic power has threatened indigenous industries all over the world and many governments have stepped up their efforts to ward off economic threats to their industries at home. In a normal situation, every government encourages the import of different items from foreign countries to meet the local requirements, but restrictions are also imposed on the import ... Read More »

Tuesday September 23 – Monday September 29, 2014

Customs Today E-Paper

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Rs 333 million goods imported from India via Wagha Border

LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 333 million between September 15 and 21 from India via the Wagha border. According to available documents, the major items were potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cake-oil, polyethylene and cotton yarn. The documents also read Pakistan imported potatoes worth Rs 19.8 million during the last week. No duty has been imposed on the import of potatoes from India ... Read More »

Importers lament theft incidents at PICT

KARACHI: Traders and importers have expressed their deepest concerns over growing theft incidents at the Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT) during last few months. Sources told Customs Today that traders and importers were of the view that these incidents are now testing their nerves as customs authorities were not taking any action. On the other hand, they said, delay in ... Read More »

Multan E&T Officer Waqar Kiyani takes charge

MULTAN: Multan Excise and Taxation (E&T) Officer Waqar Ahmad Kiyani took charge of his office. Earlier, Kiyani was working in the Excise and Taxation office in Rawalpindi. He is optimistic that the department will achieved the set targets. The Multan Excise and Taxation Department is running a campaign for collection of taxes before September 30. The Multan Excise and Taxation ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor transfers 10 low-rank staffers

KARACHI: Customs Appraisement-South Chief Collector Nasir Masroor ordered immediate transfers and postings of 10 subordinate employees on September 20. The employees include four upper division clerks (UDC), four lower division clerks (LDC) and two record sorters. Four have been transferred from the Directorate of Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) while another four have been transferred to the PCA. Qutubuddin, UDC; Javed Awan, ... Read More »

Importers wary of smuggling via ATT, discriminatory valuation guidelines

  KARACHI: Importers have once again expressed deep concerns over significant decline in trade activities due to alleged discriminatory implementation of valuation guidelines. The importers of Karachi, while sharing their views with Customs Today, said that the shifting of trade from Karachi port to dry ports in other cities is continued due to a significant difference in the customs values of ... Read More »

Importers face losses due to mismanagement at ports

KARACHI: The traders and importers have expressed concerns over filing of Import General Manifest (IGMs) by Shipping Lines and Port authorities, as the importers were paying hefty amount in form of demurrage and detention to the shipping lines due to alleged inefficiency of the authorities concerned. The importers were of the view that the shipping lines were not filing proper ... Read More »

Customs I&I reluctant to take action against mighty fabric importers

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I)-FBR, Karachi is reluctant to take any legal action against those importers whose fabric consignments was confiscated by the team of Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) during a raid at Allahwala Market near Lucknow Plaza, Customs Today has learnt. The sources informed Customs Today on Friday, “Political involvement in the case restricts the ... Read More »

Lahore Customs collects 86pc more duty than last year

LAHORE: The Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has detected 36 mis-declaration cases in the first two months of current fiscal year and collected Rs 11.62 million federal excise duty which was 86 percent more than the collections during same months of last year. Sources told that the customs also collected Rs 2367 million customs duty during July-August period, which was 33 ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor terms under-invoicing dilemma

KARACHI: Customs Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor Ahmed has said that the customs authorities issued valuation guidelines because principal appraisers and appraisers of the Pakistan Customs Services were not applying the customs values of commodities in proper way. He visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday. Collector MCC Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem, Collector, MCC Appraisement-East Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi, Collector ... Read More »

4 deputy collectors retiring this month: Deputy Collector Farhat

MULTAN: Multan Customs Deputy Collector Miss Farhat has said that four deputy collectors have been completing their service tenure in Multan customs office this month whereas a post of deputy collector is already vacant. Miss Farhat has expressed these views in an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said that the Multan customs has collected Rs 10.69 billion import duty last ... Read More »