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Customs value of toilet soaps under Valuation Ruling No 702/2014 determined

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  KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation Friday determined the customs values of toilet soaps of all origins vide Valuation Ruling No 702/2014 dated November 25, 2014 No Misc/01/2008-II-(Part-2/7858. The local manufacturers agitated on the determination of Customs values of soap what they said ‘very low prices’. According to them, the current valuation is even lower than the prices ... Read More »

Appraisement-East cancels contract with TCS

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has cancelled the work order of the courier company TCS due to non-filing of the contract agreement by the company. Sources informed Customs Today that the Collectorate had given the work order to the TCS. However, the TCS did not submit the contract agreement along with the required details and as the work order ... Read More »

SHC orders Port Qasim to assess tax on engine and alternator separately

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KARACHI: Disposing of a constitutional petition, a divisional bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the Model Customs Collectorate of Port Qasim to release import consignment of old and used diesel engines and alternators as separate parts, not as a generator. According to details, importer Muhammad Sultan Tippu had imported a consignment, comprising a number of diesel engines ... Read More »

Fruit sellers brace for bumper kinnow crop

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    KARACHI: Pakistan’s signature citrus fruit, kinnow, is the largest fruit crop by volume. It is also a major export revenue earner for the country. Talking to Customs Today, former All Pakistan Fruits Vegetables Processors and Exporters Association president said that a bumper kinnow crop was expected this year. Dubai, he said, was the biggest export market of Pakistani kinnow ... Read More »

Majid Yousfani approaching ministries to become part of WeBOC

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Reforms and Automation, Customs is busy in finalising a list of over four dozen ministries and departments of the government to convince them to become part of WeBOC, the automated clearance system of the Pakistan Customs. Talking to Customs Today, the Director Directorate of Reforms and Automation, Abdul Majid Yousfani said that the exercise is ... Read More »

Principal Appraisers, Appraisers testing WeBOC module at PCA

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KARACHI: The WeBOC module to streamline the processes and procedures on the real time online WeBOC automated system of Pakistan Customs is under testing presently, sources within the Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) informed Customs Today. The Directorate has provided Audit Observations to its officers, including Principal Appraisers and Appraisers, to feed the information to test the module ... Read More »

Appraisement-East to float tenders for AC repairs, uniforms

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East will be floating tenders for air conditioners’ repairs and supply of uniforms for sepoys and drivers. Sources said that MCC Appraisement-East has about 20 sepoys and 18 drivers. The tender for repairs and maintenance of air conditioners would also be floated. The Collectorate is equipped with around 40-50 air conditioners installed at various offices ... Read More »

Processing of Afghan Transit goods automated thru WeBOC

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  KARACHI: Afghan traders and importers are no more required to submit a copy of Jawaznama duly verified by Afghan Consulate for processing of Goods Declarations because the required particulars of Jawaznama are being directly fed in the WeBOC system by the Afghan Ministry of Commerce. Jawaznama is a license issued by Ministry of Commerce of Afghanistan to its nationals ... Read More »

Clearing agents urged to ensure presence during ANF examination

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KARACHI: Clearing agents have been asked to ensure their presence during the ANF examination. The presence of nominated clearing agent is a mandatory requirement during the execution of the activity. A letter written to Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) President Qamar Alam by DP World said it is continuously receiving complaints from the ANF authorities that most of the clearing ... Read More »

Processing of Afghan Transit goods automated thru WeBOC

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KARACHI: Afghan traders and importers are no more required to submit a copy of Jawaznama duly verified by Afghan Consulate for processing of Goods Declarations because the required particulars of Jawaznama are being directly fed in the WeBOC system by the Afghan Ministry of Commerce. Jawaznama is a license issued by Ministry of Commerce of Afghanistan to its nationals for ... Read More »

Customs issues fresh valuation ruling of BoPET, holographic, pet sequin films

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation on Tuesday determined the customs values of BoPET/holographic and pet sequin films from all origins vide Valuation Ruling No.701/2014 dated November 24, 2014 No. Misc/01/2007-II-Part-I/7844. The Director General vide Valuation Ruling Order No. 42/2014 dated April 15, 2014 had remanded the case for issuance of fresh valuation ruling. Moreover, there were also persistent ... Read More »

Declare assets by Nov 30 or face discontinuation of allowance, FBR tells officers

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KARACHI: Failure to declare assets held and acquired for the fiscal year by all Field Formations officers of Inland Revenue Service and Pakistan Customs Service by November 30 would result in the discontinuation of the performance allowance. A reminder issued by Revenue Division, FBR on November 17 said that a number of officers have still not submitted their declaration of ... Read More »

Auction of confiscated vehicles, cell phones, tea on Nov 28

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  KARACHI: Vehicles and other goods confiscated by the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation would be auctioned on November 28 at CPF Bonded Warehouse Rasheedabad, Karachi. Four vehicles; a Toyota Corona Car model 1991 bearing Registration No V-7486; a Toyota Crown car model 1997 and Registration No PJ-926; a 1994 model Mercedez Benz with Registration No A-0333 and ... Read More »

 Rizwan assumes office of Appraisement-East DC headquarters

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  KARACHI: Rizwan Bashir has assumed the charge of Deputy Collector (headquarters) at the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East. The slot fell vacant after Rehmatullah Vistro was made second secretary, Federal Board of Revenue (headquarters). According to the transfer and posting notification of 30 officers of Pakistan Customs Service (BS 17-19) issued by the FBR on 18 November, five more ... Read More »

FBR Customs Member Nisar visits Karachi, meets officials

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 KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Customs Member Nisar Muhammad Khan met officials of various Collectorates and directorates at the Members Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Customs House, Karachi on Saturday. According to sources, over two dozen top customs officials from various collectorates and directorates were present during the meeting. Important issues were discussed during the meeting. ... Read More »

Customs earns Rs 180m on import of 561 vehicles during July-October

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KARACHI: During the first four months of the current fiscal year ended October 31, 561 vehicles were imported into the country. Rs 180 million customs duty was paid on these vehicles which had a cumulative value of over Rs 571 million. Statistics provided to Customs Today show that 435 used vans were imported during the period. The total value of ... Read More »

Appraisement East hosts farewell party for DCs Vistro,  Kalwar

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KARACHI: A farewell party was hosted by the officers of the MCC of Appraisement-East on Saturday in honour of Deputy Director Rehmatullah Vistro and Deputy Director Yasser Wahab Kalwar who were transferred to Islamabad on November 18. The party hosted by the officers of the MCC Appraisement East during the lunch hour on the Mezzanine Floor, which is a part ... Read More »

WeBOC module for diplomatic cargoes under process

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KARACHI: The Web Based One Custom (WeBOC) module for diplomatic cargoes is under development, sources told Customs Today. Sources also informed Customs Today that out of the 65 total WeBOC modules, about 49 have already been finalised while the remaining are under various phases of development which include the Reverse Afghan Transit Cargo module for cargoes entering Pakistan from Afghanistan. ... Read More »

Appraisement-East collects Rs 12.33bn from Nov 1-20

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KARACHI: The Model Collectorate of Appraisement-East collected revenue worth Rs 12.33 billion during the first 20 days of the current month. The collectorate collected Rs 3,493 million under the head of customs duty; Rs 6,671 million sales tax, Rs 2,092 million withholding tax and Rs 75 million federal excise duty. The Federal Board of Revenue has given Rs 18.05 billion ... Read More »

PCT Committee classifies acrylic polymer in primary form-370

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  KARACHI: The PCT Committee of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has concluded that acrylic polymer in primary form-370 complies with the description given in heading 32.09 and as such it is appropriately classifiable under sub-heading 3209.1010 being water-based varnish by application of Rule 1 to the General Rules for Interpretation. According to details, the Adjudication Collectorate vide Order-in-Original ... Read More »