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China’s February exports boost 48.3%: Customs

BEIJING: China’s exports jumped 48.3 percent in February from a year earlier, while imports fell 20.5 percent, producing a trade surplus of $60.6 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said here the other day. That compared with market expectations in a Reuters poll of a rise of 14.2 percent in exports, a 10 percent fall in imports ... Read More »

Kuwait Customs confiscates 7m illicit drug pills worth KD10m

MANAMA: Drugs with a street value of around 10 million Kuwaiti dinars have been seized by Kuwaiti authorities in two separate raids. A container carrying detergents from Lebanon drew the attention of customs officials after it remained unclaimed at the Shuwaikh seaport for more than three months. When it was opened for inspection, the customs officers discovered around five million ... Read More »

Kuwait Customs foils attempt for smuggling reptiles

KUWAIT: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle snakes, beetles, lizards and frogs into Kuwait here the other day. The animals were hidden inside suitcases carried by two Kuwaiti men who arrived from Europe. The men were taken to the proper authorities for further action. Read More »

Malaysia Customs gears up for GST

PETALING JAYA: The Customs Department has doubled its number of officers and given them intensive training to help people overcome teething problems that are expected to surface with the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1. Apart from reaching out to the officers, Customs Department GST unit director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said businesses and customers could ... Read More »

All anti-GST rally detainees at Malaysia Customs complex released: lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR: Four people, who were detained by the police for allegedly insulting a police officer during an anti-goods and services tax (GST) rally, have been released. Muhammad Zaki Sukery, one of the lawyers of the 25 released on bail earlier, said that the four were released without charge. “Khalid B Mohd Ismath was released because he has been put ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs foils three attempt to smuggle 2.213kg meth

SEPANG: The customs department thwarted attempts to smuggle 2.213kg of methamphetamine worth RM420,470, via parcels in three separate cases this month. KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the modus operandi was to smuggle the drug through express mail and send to false addresses using the name of locals. “The three parcels were sent to Abdul Halim, Salim ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs adds 1,315 medicines in GST zero rated list

PUTRAJAYA: An additional 1,315 medicines have been included in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) zero-rated supplies list. Customs GST Division senior assistant director ll Norazura Hashim said that the initial list only had 2,900 medicines and that the list now had a total of 4,215 medicines. The full list of tax-exempt medicines is available on the Customs website. “The ... Read More »

China’s February exports boost 48.3%: Customs

BEIJING: China’s exports jumped 48.3 percent in February from a year earlier, while imports fell 20.5 percent, producing a trade surplus of $60.6 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said here the other day. That compared with market expectations in a Reuters poll of a rise of 14.2 percent in exports, a 10 percent fall in imports ... Read More »

Philippines authorities nab smuggler with illicit $340,000 rice

MANILA: Philippines authorities nabbed a person who attempted to smuggle $340,000 rice from Thailand. Francis Pangilinan, presidential assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, said that the state-run National Food Authority (NFA) confiscated approximately 5,000 bags or close to 250,000 kilograms of rice stored in a warehouse owned by a certain businessman. According to initial information from the National Bureau ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs adds 1,315 medicines in GST zero rated list

PUTRAJAYA: An additional 1,315 medicines have been included in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) zero-rated supplies list. Customs GST Division senior assistant director ll Norazura Hashim said that the initial list only had 2,900 medicines and that the list now had a total of 4,215 medicines. The full list of tax-exempt medicines is available on the Customs website. “The ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs foils three attempt to smuggle 2.213kg meth

SEPANG: The customs department thwarted attempts to smuggle 2.213kg of methamphetamine worth RM420,470, via parcels in three separate cases this month. KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the modus operandi was to smuggle the drug through express mail and send to false addresses using the name of locals. “The three parcels were sent to Abdul Halim, Salim ... Read More »

HK Customs seize illicit electronic products worth $22m

HONG KONG: Customs officers seized electronic products worth $22 million and shut down a syndicate using cross-boundary coaches for smuggling. Nine suspected syndicate members including the mastermind, aged between 25 and 56, were arrested. Officers stopped an outbound cross-boundary coach at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday morning. A total of 1,000 mobile phones, 457 computer tablets and $7 million-worth of ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs seizes 4,624 ivory tusks in the last three years

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Customs department seized 4,624 units of elephant ivory tusks for the period 2011-2014, the Dewan Rakyat was told here the other day. Natural Resources and Environment deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit said the seizure, via 11 cases of detention of trade consignments, occurred at several main entrances into the country including Pasir Gudang Port, ... Read More »

Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation establishes P&O ports to focus on port sector opportunities

DUBAI: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), today announced the establishment of a new company, P&O Ports, focused on developing and operating medium-sized, multi-purpose ports worldwide.  P&O Ports is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai as a subsidiary of PCFC. The new company, specialized in developing and operating marine and inland ports in markets with a need for ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nazim Saleem seeks report on cases pending in SHC

KARACHI: Enforcement-South Chief Collector Muhammad Nazim Saleem has asked all the relevant collectorates, including Customs Preventive, Karachi, Hyderabad, Gwadar, Quetta and Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, to present the progress report on tax-related cases pending in the honourable Sindh High Court (SHC). Sources informed Customs Today that Nazim Saleem – on the directives of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman ... Read More »

Multan: Customs Adjudication disposes of Rs 772 million Q-Mobile tax evasion case

MULTAN: The Customs Adjudication-I collector has disposed of the Q-Mobile tax evasion case – involving Rs 772 million – on technical grounds that the MCC Multan was not authorised to constitute the case because the consignments were not cleared by that collectorate. Adjudication-I Collector Dr Fareed Iqbal Qureshi issued the Order-In-Original (ONO) number 441/2014-15 in Q-Mobile tax evasion case with ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs seizes 4,624 ivory tusks in the last three years

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Customs department seized 4,624 units of elephant ivory tusks for the period 2011-2014, the Dewan Rakyat was told here the other day. Natural Resources and Environment deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit said the seizure, via 11 cases of detention of trade consignments, occurred at several main entrances into the country including Pasir Gudang Port, ... Read More »

China Customs seizes 192,000 tons of illicit solid waste in 2014

BEIJING: Customs officers take steps to intercept ‘foreign garbage’ that pollutes environment Customs authorities uncovered 192,000 tons of solid waste illegally imported from abroad in 2014, which would have posed a danger to the environment, according to the General Administration of Customs. The figure was more than triple the amount found in the previous year, customs officials said. Imported solid ... Read More »

HK Customs seize illicit electronic products worth $22m

HONG KONG: Customs officers seized electronic products worth $22 million and shut down a syndicate using cross-boundary coaches for smuggling. Nine suspected syndicate members including the mastermind, aged between 25 and 56, were arrested. Officers stopped an outbound cross-boundary coach at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday morning. A total of 1,000 mobile phones, 457 computer tablets and $7 million-worth of ... Read More »

SL Customs seizes illicit foreign currency worth Rs. 48,309,692.00

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge this with foreign currency worth Rs. 48,309,692.00, a customs department spokesman said here the other day. The suspect, a resident of Mattakuliya, was about to board a plane heading to Dubai via Qatar when the foreign currency was detected. According to the customs department, the suspect ... Read More »