KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch (AIB/R&D) of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West has decided to issue short revenue recovery demand notices against importer ICI Pakistan for allegedly taking undue advantage of SRO-1125(I)/2011 in clearance of “WANNATE 8019” (chemical), it is learnt.
Sources informed Customs Today that the authorities concerned have started to scrutinise the clearance data of ICI Pakistan on orders of the Appraisement-West collector.
“During scrutinising the data, the authorities concerned have found that the importer ICI Pakistan was availing undue advantage of SRO1125(I)/2011 in clearance of the consignments of chemical namely WANNATE 8019,” sources revealed.
They further disclosed that the importer processed goods declaration (GD) under PCT Heading 3909.5000 which was not appropriate in the clearance.
A representative of ICI Pakistan had written a letter to Appraisement-West Collector Muhammad Saleem in which he appealed to the collector to re-asses the cleared consignments and send those samples for laboratory test.
Considering the request of the aggrieved party, the collector ordered the authorities concerned to send the samples of cleared goods for laboratory test.
Subsequently, the test report of HEJ Laboratory endorsed the viewpoint of customs authorities and found that the cleared consignments fell under declared PCT Heading 3909.5000.
Afterwards, the AIB/R&D authorities concerned decided to issue short recovery demand notices worth Rs 10 million to ICI Pakistan.
The AIB/R&D of the Appraisement-West) in a short span of time has taken up several cases against importers for their allegedly taking undue advantages of SRO-1125(I)/2011, SRO-551(I)/2008 and SRO-421(I)/2007.