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Customs to test WeBOC at Wagha Border soon: Majid Yousfani

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs to test Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), the homegrown state of the art automation system designed and developed entirely by Pakistan Customs, at Wagah Border this month. Director of Reforms & Automation Abdul Majid Yousfani said that WeBOC will introduce land and air modules till end of this month to help widen the reach of Pakistan Customs ... Read More »

Modified WeBOC modules to be operational from June 2015

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KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation has planned to turn all 60 modules of WeBOC (Web Based One Customs) on the design specifications provided by the directorate, operational from June next year. The installation of WeBOCs, which can be easily modified to shape up and provide more effective customs control and better trade facilitation, would launch a new era ... Read More »

Collector Najeeb’s proactive measures earn 100pc more revenue

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-East under supervision of Collector Najeebur Rehman Abbasi has collected Rs 4,874 million during the first five days of September depicting an increase of over 100 per cent as compared to Rs 2,310 million collected during the same period last year. Figures show that the Collectorate has collected Rs 1,254 million in Customs Duty; ... Read More »

DCAs at Customs House awaiting promotion for 28 years

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KARACHI: Over two dozen Data Control Assistants (DCAs) working in the Office of Chief Coordinator, Computerization & Programming, Customs House Karachi are still awaiting promotion from BPS-10, a post they were appointed at least 28 years ago, despite the direction of the Federal Services over year-and-half ago. The Federal Services Tribunal had directed the respondent departments including Chairman FBR Tariq ... Read More »

Induction of Grade 1-16 staff needed at Appraisement-East

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KARACHI: One of the major challenges that the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East is facing today is that there has been no induction of Grade 1-16 staff for over 15 years. Informed sources told Customs today that the shortage of the staff due to non-recruitment of fresh blood is depriving the opportunity to have access to better performance. Though ... Read More »

Maneka, Customs officials for removing ATT, WeBOC hurdles

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KARACHI: A meeting was held to discuss transit trade and review the progress of the reconciliation of consignments moving from Karachi ports to border points of the Pakistan Customs in Peshawar and Quetta. Director General of Transit Trade (TT) Khawar Farid Maneka presided the meeting which was attended by the additional director Karachi, deputy director TT processing Karachi, deputy director ... Read More »

3,000 members to cast vote for KCAA election

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KARACHI: Around 3,000 members of the Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) will cast their votes at auditorium on September 25 to elect a 20-member managing committee, including the president and the general secretary. As per details, the annual general elections of the KCAA for the term 2014-15 will be held on September 25. The voting will be held from 9am ... Read More »

Attack on JIAP: Importers without recourse to get back paid duty, tax amount

JIAP attack

KARACHI: The terrorists’ attack on Karachi airport on the night of June 9 last, has not only resulted in the destruction of imported goods worth billions of rupees but have also left hundreds of importers without any recourse to get back over Rs69 million paid in head of customs duty and tax to the Sindh government for the goods they ... Read More »

Amends made to valuation ruling of auto-parts

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KARACHI: The Customs Valuation has made a number of amendments to the Valuation Ruling No.661/2014 after a thorough examination and threadbare discussion with stakeholders. According to a letter No Misc/22/2009-VIIIA/7445 dated August 29, issued by Customs Director (Valuation) Abdul Rashid Sheikh, the Customs values of various replacement auto-parts were determined vide Valuation Ruling No.661/2014 dated March 3, 2014 and amendments ... Read More »

Visit of FBR tax delegation to Switzerland: The hype vs reality

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The visit of the FBR delegation to Switzerland to discuss the double taxation agreement and convince Swiss authorities to make amendments that may ultimately lead to recovery of a reported stashed $200 billion has attracted immense interest in the Pakistani media. However, despite the optimism the recovery would be a long drawn process. It may be mentioned here that Pakistan ... Read More »

Only 3 auditors to audit 2 years accounts of Karachi Customs

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KARACHI: Department of Customs and Petroleum Director Audit Khalid Hussain has directed the audit of 21 collectorates and directorates of the Karachi Customs. Hussain has nominated Abid Javed Khan, Abdul Rashid Brohi and Muhammad Eisa Khan as audit officers through a letter no 231-DACP/PAC/DAC/verification/2014-14 (Vol-II) dated August 26 sent to the 21 collectorates and directorates referring to the Public Accounts ... Read More »

Importers face heavy fines without fault

PICT Issue

KARACHI: Importers have been facing heavy fines and surcharges for delay in grounding of containers at the Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). Sources told Customs Today that importers have been waiting from five to six days for the grounding of containers for examination during the last few weeks. “Importers were being fined for delay even the Karachi Customs Agents Group ... Read More »

1 bench of Karachi Customs Appellate Tribunal not functional

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KARACHI: One of the three benches of the Karachi Customs Appellate Tribunal have not been functional since 2012, it is learnt. The tribunal, which serves as a forum to settle revenue-related disputes of appraisement, was established in 1985 under Section 194 to ease burden on Sindh High Court. Three such tribunals were established, one each in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. ... Read More »

FIA to produce arms smuggler in court on Thursday

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KARACHI: Sofia Latif, a customs, taxation and anti-smuggling judge, has remanded an accused to the FIA’s custody after arms and ammunition were seized from his personal baggage at the Jinnah International Airport. Mumtazuddin, the accused, will be produced before the judge on Thursday. Sources informed Customs Today that customs has recovered 25 parts of pistol and 97 magazines from the ... Read More »