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Appellate Tribunal adjourns appeal against confiscation of milk powder

KARACHI: A single-member bench of Customs Appellate Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a case against the confiscation of legally imported milk powder. According to details, officials of the Directorate General Investigation and Intelligence raided the premises of appellant Muhammad Hanif on January 11 and confiscated 12,250 kg of milk powder packed in 490 bags. The appellant said he ... Read More »

Appraisement-West to give access to GD to internal auditors

  KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West has decided to give complete access of each goods declaration (GD) to the internal auditors and principal appraisers (PAs), Customs Today learnt. According to details, Appraisement-West Collector Muhammad Saleem after discussions and feedback obtained during meetings with the PAs, assistant/deputy collectors and additional collectors has decided to provide a complete view of ... Read More »

Additional Collector Iram issues ONO in miscellaneous goods case 

Additional Collector Customs-Adjudication orders unconditional release of China-made ball bearings Iram orders to release impounded truck to lawful owner against redemption fine of Rs 25000     ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Customs-Adjudication Iram M Aamir has passed the Order in Original (ONO) No 41 of 2014 in the seizure case of miscellaneous goods (foreign-origin ball bearings, plastic eye glasses, solar fans ... Read More »

TCS-Smart Zone case: Fake it until you make it

Smart Zone presents counterfeit GD in court, tries to get smuggling case disposed of   ISLAMABAD: The Smart Zone on Wednesday presented fake goods declaration (GD) of the smuggled items in the special court and tried to get its arrested men released. The Smart Zone also tried to malign the Customs Intelligence and Investigation officials and get the smuggling case ... Read More »

Customs links clearance of Int’l Industries Ltd consignments with lab test

KARACHI: The Research and Development (R&D) Section of the Model Customs Collectorate-MCC of Appraisement-East has linked the clearance of International Industries Limited (IIL) consignments with the laboratory test. The sources in R&D Section confirmed Customs Today that the International Industries Limited has filed the Goods Declaration (GDs) having the description of ‘plastic dana’ and tried to clear those consignments through ... Read More »

Misuse of SRO: AIB establishes Rs2.3m demand against M/s Standpharm

KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch (AIB) of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (West) has generated a demand of Rs2.3 million in term of short recovery against the importer M/s Standpharm Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in its alleged involvement in misuse of SRO 551 on clearance of “Ibuprofen”, it was learnt. The sources in AIB-MCC Appraisement (West) informed Customs Today that ... Read More »

Court issues non-bailable warrants for arms smuggler

KARACHI: The Customs and Taxation Court Special Judge Soofia Latif issued non-bailable warrants for Javed Sami, accused of smuggling arms and ammunition at Jinnah International Airport Karachi last month. Sami was caught with arms and ammunition in his personal baggage and remanded to FIA custody. Sources informed Customs Today that customs has recovered 25 parts of pistol and 97 magazines from ... Read More »

Federations of Pak-Indian chambers join hands to enhance bilateral trade

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce (FICCI) have signed an agreement to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. The agreement was signed between both the representative bodies of traders on the sidelines of the Alishaan Pakistan Expo recently concluded in the Indian capital New Delhi. FPCCI Vice President ... Read More »

China Customs to enhance efforts against infringement through mail

BEIJING: China Customs in a notice has said that they were trying to intensify efforts against the infringement activities carried out through using the express mail service. The Customs Intellectual Property Rights enforcement has set the target to end the infringement in the latter half of the year 2014. As per details, administration of Customs has issued a notice a ... Read More »

US asks 5 European countries to set up preclearance checkpoints

NEW YORK: The United States has asked five European countries to establish preclearance checkpoints at airports for customs and immigration. The advance checkpoints for foreign travel were recently available only in Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. As per details, US has approached England, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden about the set up without making a ... Read More »

Physical, mental health perquisite for nation’s efficiency: LCCI

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has organised a day-long seminar on “The Hidden Enemy” on Friday, in which a large number of people from different walks of life participated. LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar and renowned Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health. They pledged ... Read More »

LCCI polls: Anarkali traders support PIAF-Alliance

LAHORE: The traders of Anarkali and associated markets have announced to support PIAF-Founders Alliance candidates in the LCCI elections being held on September 22-23 in Lahore. The announcement was made by the President of Anjuman-e-Tajran Ashraf Bhatti during the visit of Alliance candidates to Anarkali Market. Alliance leaders, Sheikh Muhammad Asif, Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Alliance candidates for Associate Class, Nasir ... Read More »

Slow economies affecting major ports, says Shanghai Shipping Institute

SHANGHAI: Ports around the world overall saw weak performance in the second quarter of 2014 due to less trade to and from emerging markets in Asia, according to the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. The report stated that developed economies, particularly the US, have kept a steady recovery, emerging economies in Asia, however, facing headwinds. “Container at large Chinese ports rose ... Read More »

Hong Kong Customs warns youth against drug abuse

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Customs has expressed concerns over increase in use of young people to smuggle illegal drugs over the border into the city. Calvin Chan Ching-yuen, head of customs’ drug investigation group’, said that there was a disturbing increase in the number of arrests of young drug peddlers at border checkpoints in last few months. “Drug peddlers ... Read More »

Multan Customs clears major coal technology consignments in August

MULTAN: Multan Appraisement Principal Appraiser Mahmood Ahmad Khan has said that the Multan Dry Port authorities have cleared the major consignments of the coal power plant in August to help government end energy crisis. He said that Kot Addu Power Plant Company (KAPCO) is an independent power plant company, which generates electric power and going to install new coal power ... Read More »

In the hope of future

The foreign missions situated in the Red Zone have been closed down for five days owing to volatile situation in the area while no party seems to be in a mood to accommodate the other in the current political spectrum. In this scenario one wonders where Pakistan will stand in 2050 predicted by Jim O’Neill, a British economist, that the ... Read More »

Economy in the dock

Through their contradictory statements, the government ministers have been repeatedly warning the nation about billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer since Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and Dr Tahirul Qadri, chief of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek started their marches and sit-ins in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Khurram Dastgir, the federal commerce minister, puts ... Read More »

Customs notices misuse of law in zinc sulphate import

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East has issued assessment alerts in order to examine the consignments of zinc sulphate, commonly used in feed and fertilizer. The sources informed Customs Today that some corrupt elements have been claiming exemption of sales tax under SRO 1007(I)/2005, which is extendable only to feed grade. However, some importers have cleared their consignments ... Read More »

Chinese delegation visits LCCI President

LAHORE: A two member Chinese delegation led by Vice Chairman Sub Council of Chinese Chemical Industry Ma Chunyan called on LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari and briefed him about CAC Pakistan Summit and Pak-China Agro Chemical Expo scheduled from August 5-6 at Lahore Expo Center. LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah and Coordinator of the exhibition Jawed Salim Qureshi ... Read More »

FBR to tighten the noose around Swiss depositors

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has decided to tighten the noose around Pakistanis having black money in Swiss banks and to retrieve money back into Pakistan. The FBR acting Chairman Shahid Hussain Asad told Customs Today that a team of FBR experts will visit Switzerland 24th of this month to pursue Pakistan’s efforts to recover untaxed billions of dollars of ... Read More »