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Customs Appraisement starts probe against M/s AMI Pakistan


KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Appraisement-East and Customs Collectorate Appraisement-West have started investigations against M/s AMI Pakistan (Private) Limited on the charges of filing fake bill of lading and mis-declaration. The company belongs to the Marine Group of which Capt Haleem Siddiqui is the chairman. In the mega corruption scam unearthed by Customs Collectorate Appraisement-East section R&D, 31  FIRs have been ... Read More »

Appraisement East busts biggest scam, 31 FIRs lodged against culprits

Majid Yousafani

KARACHI: Customs Collectorate Appraisement East has lodged FIRs against M/s AMI Pakistan Pvt Ltd due to mis-declaration through submission of fake bill of lending of fabric consignments. According to the sources, Customs Appraisement East has registered 13 FIRs against M/s AMI Pakistan a subsidiary of Marine Group – Capt. Haleem Siddiqui is the Chairman of Marine Group for feeding wrong ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence forms team to investigate theft of seized items

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KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has decided to form a committee to investigate the theft of valuable items which were seized during various operations. Sources said that various valuable items, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets worth millions of rupees, were stolen from the office of the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation. More than 55 laptops, ... Read More »

Appraisement-East arrests main suspect involved in clearance of acetic anhydride


KARACHI: On the directives of the Federal Boar of Revenue (FBR), the Pakistan Customs has sped up the operations and crackdown against culprits involved in the heinous crimes, corruption and tax defaulters. According to the source, the Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-East has arrested the mastermind involved in illegal clearance of prohibited chemical acetic anhydride. The Research and Development (R&D) Section ... Read More »

APTTCA to establish pilot transit mileage for Pak, Afghan trucks


KARACHI: Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTCA) has agreed to establish a pilot transit mileage for Afghan and Pakistani trucks on their territories. Sources told Customs Today that for the coordination of the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade, the APTTCA has come up with solutions of unresolved issues. APTTCA has decided Afghan trucks through Torkham and Chaman points to Wagha ... Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan keen to resolve transit trade issues


KARACHI: The Pakistan and the Afghanistan governments seem keen to resolve different issue coming in the way of Afghan Transit Trade with mutual understanding and consensus. According to the sources, Afghanistan government has requested the Pakistani authorities for eliminating the condition of guarantee and allowing the transit trade of the different items included in the negative list. The Afghanistan on ... Read More »

Appraisement-East arrest another accused of acetic anhydride smuggling


KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-East’s Research and Development (R&D) Section shifted a culprit Ali Qureshi involved in illegal clearance of prohibited acetic anhydride to an undisclosed place for interrogation. Research and Development (R&D) Section arrested Ali Qureshi following the revelations made by three accused Tariq Sadiq, Afan Razzaq and Noshad Azam those were arrested earlier. According to the details, ... Read More »

Pakistan plans to include India in Afghan Transit Trade

Ireland trade

KARACHI: Pakistan plans to include India in Afghan Transit Trade for make central Asia as Free Trade Zone linking other neighboring countries. According to the sources in Directorate General of Afghan Transit Trade, Pakistan is planning to include India in the Afghan Transit Trade on the request of Afghanistan to increase the entry and exit routes. The Pakistani authorities after ... Read More »

FBR to start strict action against smugglers‏


KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken field formation collectorate and customs intelligence on board to curb smuggling of various contraband items causing billion of rupees loss to national exchequer. According to the sources, borders areas adjacent to Afghanistan cars, cloths, tea, tyres and chemicals including other items are being smuggled into the Pakistani cities. FBR and Customs Intelligence ... Read More »

Pakistan weighing options to establish free trade zone in Central Asia


KARACHI: Pakistan has started considering three options to establish a free trade zone in Central Asia linking other neighboring countries, excluding Afghanistan from the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA). According to the sources in Directorate General of Afghan Transit Trade, Pakistan has decided to establish Central Asian as a free trade zone and for this purpose the government is committed ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan Economic Commission meeting in doldrums


KARACHI: Due to unusual attitude of Afghanistan over the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA), the government is considering excluding Kabul from the pact signed between the two countries. According to the sources in Directorate General of the Afghan Transit Trade, Afghanistan had agreed with Pakistan for including the other Central Asian countries in the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA) to ... Read More »

Appraisement-East detecting misappropriations made under SRO 1125


KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-East Research and Development (R&D) section following the directive of high authorities of the collectorate has started to scrutinize clearance of cloths consignments under SRO 1125. The sources informed that the massive misappropriation have been found in import of the cloths consignments under the SRO 1125 for last six months or so. Initially, the R&D ... Read More »

Importers lauds appointment of Tanveer Ahmed as DG Customs Valuation


KARACHI: The Customs Valuation Department has been shaken up after new management takes over. New Director General of Customs Valuation Tanveer Ahmed and Director Customs Valuation Wasif Memon, after assuming the charge of their offices, presided over a meeting to cope with the issues related to importers. According to details, Director General Customs Valuation and Director Customs Valuation Wasif Memon seems ... Read More »

DG Customs Intelligence finalizes contravention report against M/s Owais Traders

Imtiaz Ahmad Khan

KARACHI: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Imtiaz Ahmad Khan has finalized the contravention report of the consignment caught during import through mis-declaration of aluminum batteries cell. According to details, the DG Customs Intelligence has foiled the import of aluminum batteries cell, which was being imported by the M/s Owais Traders and it was cleared with the help of ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement East Majid Yousafani to serve as attaché in Australia

MCC Apraisement Karachi Majid Yousafani

KARACHI: Collector Appraisement East Majid Yousfani has been assigned a new task in Australia and will serve as attaché in Consulate General of Pakistan situated in Sydney Australia. According to the details, the federal government has transferred the services of the grade 20 officer in Customs Majid Yousfani to the Foreign Ministry. After the transfer of Majid Yousfani, Additional Collector ... Read More »

Pakistan for broadening transit trade by including Central Asia states

Trade Gap

KARACHI: Pakistan expedites its effort to establish Central Asia, a free trade zone region linking other countries, including Afghanistan. The 11th Joint Economic Commission meeting will be held in March in Kabul where Pakistan will ask Afghanistan to revise agreement of Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA). According to the sources in Directorate General of Afghan Transit Trade, Pakistan for making ... Read More »

Govt decides to establish Customs Border Security Force

Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh

KARACHI: The federal government has decided to establish Customs Boarder Security Force (CBSF) to curb billions of rupees daily smuggling from boarders of Iran and Afghanistan. The decision came after the meeting of National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization held recently under the chairmanship of Senator Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh. During a briefing to the committee, it ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan meeting on transit trade postpones

transit trade

KARACHI: A high level meeting between Pakistan and Afghan officials on the issue of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) was scheduled to be held in Kabul on February 2, but due to negative response from the Afghan side the meeting was not held on the scheduled date. Sources told Customs Today that a high level meeting between Pakistan Commerce Ministry and ... Read More »

Collector Majid Yousfani for addressing importers’ issues

MCC Apraisement Karachi Majid Yousafani

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-East Majid Yousfani has directed subordinates to expedite the clearance process in order to facilitate the traders. As per details, the collector also urged the officers for conducting assessment and examination of the goods declaration and consignments efficiently and in a speedy way. The collector has issued instructions following the complaints put forward by the ... Read More »