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Customs tribunal orders to recalculate liabilities of M/s Steel Complex

Customs tribunal orders to recalculate liabilities of M/s Steel Complex

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has ordered the Deputy Collector of Customs, Appraisement Lahore, to recalculate the appellant’s liability in an appeal filed by M/s Steel Complex (Private) Limited.

According to the details, Member Technical Bench-II heard the case in details, provided the full chance to both parties and passed the judgment that the lowest value as admitted by the respondent department in this case is $630/MT, therefore, the value of impugned goods be finally assessed at $630/MT and also ordered the customs department to recalculate the liability of M/s Steel Complex (Private) Limited.

As per details of the case, on the core controversy that appellant M/s Steel Complex Private Limited has mis declared some import items. The duties and taxes were re-assessed by the customs department on the basis of available record of goods and reference was forward to director Customs Valuation, Customs House Karachi.

Being aggrieved from the assessment appellant filed the case before the Collector of Customs (Appeals) who dispose of application. The case was transferred to the adjudication authority rejected the appeal and upheld the assessment order. The impugned order is challenged before the Collector of Customs Appeal who also upheld the assessment the same case was filed before the Customs Appellate Tribunal who order to pass the fresh speaking order.

The defense counsel heard the case in details and passed the order with some modifications which were not acceptable by the appellant and challenged the order before the Tribunal on the grounds that impugned order is not according to the law.

Customs Appellate Tribunal heard the case again and ordered to re-calculate the duties and taxes on the appellant.