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Customs Valuation Directorate General issues corrigendum-cum-addendum about toilet soaps

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KARACHI: The Customs Valuation Directorate General has issued corrigendum-cum-addendum to valuation ruling No 702/2014 dated November 25, 2014 in respect of customs values of toilet soaps. The corrigendum-cum-addendum No Misc/01/2008-II-(Part-2)/7946 issued by Directorate, Directorate General Customs Valuation Abdul Rashid Sheikh says, “After the issuance of Valuation Ruling No.702/2014 a number of representations were received from importers for inclusion of the ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nazim Saleem assumes additional charge of DG Transit Trade

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Enforcement-South Chief Collector Nazim Saleem has assumed the additional charge of director general transit trade. Sources said that Chief Collector Nazim Saleem has taken over the additional charge because Director General Transit Trade Khawar Farid Maneka is on vacations from December 24, 2014 to January 5, 2015. Read More »

NBP President Syed Iqbal to inaugurate CCTV, QMS system at Customs House branch

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KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan President Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf will inaugurate the launching ceremony of CCTV and Queue Management System which is underway as per schedule at the Customs House branch of the Bank presently, Assistant Vice President and Manager Saifullah Bhutto told Customs Today. The installation work that started on the 8th of the last month is progressing ... Read More »

MCC-East invites bids for ACs maintenance, servicing‏

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  KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has invited bids for maintenance and servicing of electrical equipment and air conditioners The tender document can be obtained during the office hours from Administration Branch of the Collectorate on or before January 10, 2015. Bidders registered with Income Tax and Sales Tax having their own office and phone/fax numbers and not having ... Read More »

NBP President Syed Iqbal to inaugurate CCTV, QMS system at Customs House branch

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KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan President Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf will inaugurate the launching ceremony of CCTV and Queue Management System which is underway as per schedule at the Customs House branch of the Bank presently, Assistant Vice President and Manager Saifullah Bhutto told Customs Today. The installation work that started on the 8th of the last month is progressing ... Read More »

Appraisement-East invites bids for ACs maintenance, servicing

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has invited bids for maintenance and servicing of electrical equipment and air conditioners The tender document can be obtained during the office hours from Administration Branch of the Collectorate on or before January 10, 2015. Bidders registered with Income Tax and Sales Tax having their own office and phone/fax numbers and not having been ... Read More »

Replacing remnants of One Customs by WeBOC top priority: DG Tariq Ahad

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KARACHI: Replacing the remnants of One Customs system by WeBOC, the paperless Pakistan Customs system, bringing regulatory ministries and semi-autonomous bodies into the WeBOC system and expanding the universal footprint of WeBOC nationwide are the top priorities of the Directorate General of Reforms and Automation (R&A), FBR. This was stated by the Director General of Directorate of R&A, Tariq Ahad ... Read More »

Customs Valuation of Formic Acid determined

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the Customs values of Formic Acid (H.S. Code 2915.1100) vide Valuation Ruling No. 703/2014 dated December 19, 2014. The Directorate General Customs Valuation had received reference No C-13/CH-CC/2014/122.550 dated October 20, 2014 from Pakistan Chemical Dyes Merchants Association. The Association requested the Directorate for revision of Valuation Ruling No. 627/13 dated ... Read More »

Customs Court grants bail to 35 in diesel smuggling cases

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KARACHI: Link Judge Customs and Taxation Court Arshad Noor Khan granted bail to 35 accused who had tried to smuggle over 166,000 litres of diesel. The accused were caught last month by the officers and staff of Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, FBR, Karachi during an operation supervised by the Anti Smuggling Wing with the coordination of Pakistan Maritime ... Read More »

Appraisement-East collects Rs 12.432 billion in first 20 days of Dec

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East collected revenue of Rs 12,432 million during the first 20 days of this month depicting an increase of 27 percent over the revenue it collected during the comparative period last year. According to details, Rs 7,025 million was collected under the head of Sales Tax while Rs 3,355 million was collected in Customs ... Read More »

Apple App: BRD sent to appeals collector in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad for review

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KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation (Customs) has sent business requirement document (BRD) for module of Apple phone to the Collector Appeals Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The directorate has sent the BRD for module of Apple in the WeBOC automated clearance system of the customs. The RBD is sent to the Collector Appeals at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for review ... Read More »

Cast copper wire rod in coils/electrolytic copper rod classified under PCT heading 7408.1100

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KARACHI: The PCT Committee of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has concluded that items declared as continuous cast copper wire rod in coils and electrolytic copper rod 8mm diameter in coils are most appropriately classifiable under PCT heading 7408.1100. According to details, the Model Customs Collectorate CFS (NLC), Dry Port, Lahore had referred a case to the Classification Committee ... Read More »

PCT Committee classifies items declared as cast copper wire rod in coils/electrolytic copper rod

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  KARACHI: The PCT Committee of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has concluded that items declared as continuous cast copper wire rod in coils and electrolytic copper rod 8mm diameter in coils are most appropriately classifiable under PCT heading 7408.1100. According to details, the Model Customs Collectorate CFS (NLC), Dry Port, Lahore had referred a case to the Classification ... Read More »

10,276 used cars imported during July-Nov, generated Rs 3.9b

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KARACHI: During the first five months of the current fiscal year ended November 30, at least 10,276 used cars were imported into the country as compared to 9,399 used cars imported during the same period last year thus depicting an increase of almost 10 percent. Statistics compiled by All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association show that the total value of the ... Read More »

661 used vehicles, 58 new cars imported from July to Nov

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KARACHI: In addition to 10,276 used cars, 58 new cars and 661 used commercial vehicles were imported into the country during the first five months of the current fiscal ended November 30, 2014. The statistics made available to Customs Today by All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association show that the import of 58 new cars valued Rs 136 million contributed customs ... Read More »

WeBOC air manifest system to be implemented on Jan 6

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KARACHI: The air manifest system under WeBOC is in pilot testing phase and the module will be implemented on January 6, 2015. Directorate of Reforms and Automation Additional Director Saadia Sheraz briefed Customs Today about one of the most cherished WeBOC modules to bring the clearance of air cargoes. She said that the air manifest would be implemented at all the ... Read More »

KCAA asks members to renew smart cards for 2015

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KARACHI: The Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) has asked its members to get smart cards of their employees renewed for the year 2015 at the earliest. KCAA General Secretary Khurram Ijaz has advised the member and agents to submit application for the renewal of Smart Cards of employees that would be expiring on December 31, 2014. The KCAA members are asked ... Read More »

PCT committee classifies goods declared as Calcium Sulphate

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KARACHI: The PCT Committee of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has come to conclusion that the item declared as “Calcium Sulphate” is most appropriately classifiable under PCT heading 2520. The Model Customs Collectorate Port Muhammad Bin Qasim had referred a case to the Committee vide letter C.No.6(92) Gr-1 , Classification Committee/2012-PaCCS dated November 15, 2012. The case pertained to a ... Read More »

Cargo clearance at Karachi Port picks up pace to meet 25th deadline

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    KARACHI: Importers have started clearing consignments to avoid auctioning of unclear cargo remaining by 25 December. The clearance of goods has gained pace with eight days remaining in the end of December 25 deadline given by the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East to hundreds of importers and customs agents vide a notice dated December 10. The importers/clearing agents ... Read More »

KCCI delegation calls on Chief Collector Nasir Masroor

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  KARACHI: A delegation of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry called on Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor at his chamber on Wednesday. The KCCI delegation comprised present and former chairman of Customs and Valuation Sub-committee Azhar Puri and Saqib Goodluck respectively, immediate-past president KCCI A Abdullah Zaki and a number of members of KCCI’s Managing Committee. The KCCI delegation ... Read More »