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13 commodities prone to smuggling, Preventive’s study reveals

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive, in its study on smuggling, has revealed alarming statistics for the country. The MCC investigated 13 commodities prone to smuggling in Pakistan, for fiscal year 2014 and came to the conclusion that 11 of them were severely impacted due to illegal trade. The Collectorate estimated that 59% of the total demand for products ... Read More »

TVs, audio, mobile phones, wearable & transport’s excellent gadgets attract fans at CES fair of 2015

NEW YORK: The range of gadgetry at CES gets wider every year CES is officially no longer an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Show, just a name in it. That’s because washing machines, business devices and cars take up as much floor space as TVs and music players. TVs The best screen was Panasonic’s 65-inch OLED telly, due out later in ... Read More »

4,000 air-conditioners worth Rs357m smuggled thru Afghan Transit Trade: FBR

ISLAMABAD: A senior official of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has revealed that over 4,000 air-conditioners and electronic goods worth Rs357 million have been smuggled through Afghan Transit Trade. The official of the Board’s intelligence wing  disclosed this before the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue, which was presided over by Nasreen Jalil. Earlier, a report ... Read More »

Telenor, Ufone, Mobilink, Zong, Warid file petition against sales tax on mobiles, SIMs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned the hearing into a petition filed by telecom operators including Telenor, Ufone, Mobilink, Zong and Warid against imposition of sales tax on mobile phones and SIM cards. On Thursday counsel for the telecom companies Barrister Khalid Anwar completed his arguments. He concluded his arguments by saying that by imposing sales tax on ... Read More »

PIA spurns smuggling allegations by Customs

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive on Sunday seized ‘illegal’ mobile phones and UK pounds at Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport. Sources said that the customs authorities on a tip-off raided PIA flight arrived from London. They said that Customs authorities upon search of the flight recovered 40 mobile phones and 5000 pounds from plane’s captain Amir Hashmi. Customs official were ... Read More »

Dubai customs seizes contraband worth Rs478.37 million

DUBAI: Customs officials seized 139 counterfeit items worth Rs 478.37 (Dh17.6 million) in the first half of this year as part of its efforts to discourage smuggling attempts. The contraband seized include apparels, mobile phones and accessories, automotive spare parts, watches and sunglasses. Dubai Customs claimed that it always ensures that its inspectors were taking the extra mile and utilize ... Read More »

Mobile phone companies deposit Rs162,149m GST in five years

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone companies have deposited Rs 162,149 million on account of GST during the last five years. Cellular companies paid highest Rs 43,202 million in 2011 and the lowest Rs 16,930 in 2013. According to official data available with this scribe, cellular operators deposited total Rs 162,149 on account of GST during last five years up to April 2014. ... Read More »

Karachi Airport attack: Delay in reimbursement irks importers

KARACHI: The importers have been facing trouble in getting their compensation of duty, announced by the government after Karachi airport attack in which billions of worth consignments including mobile phones, electronic accessories, computer accessories and others set ablaze in the warehouse of Jerry’s Dnata. As per details, the victims of Karachi airport attack told Customs Today that authorities were using ... Read More »