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Collector Adjudication issues show cause to owner of NDP items

Collector Adjudication issues show cause to owner of NDP items

LAHORE: The Collector Customs Collectorate of Aduciation Ambreen Ahmed Tarar has issued a show cause notice to the owner of the non duty paid goods.

According to the details, as reported by the detecting agency that, an audit observation was communicated to the said importer as well as clearing agent by MCC (Preventive) LFU, Wagha, Lahore vide letter C,. No. Cus/LFU/A&I?19/2014-15/30 dated 7.1.2016 to clarify their position. In response the said importer and his clearing agent did not agree with the aforementioned audit observation.

The collector in the show cause notice further stated that whereas further reported by the detecting agency that it is very much clear from the above narrated facts that importer in connivance with the clearing agent deliberately and intentionally hood winked the customs authority and deprive the national exchequer of huge amount of sales tax. Hence they have contravened the provision of Section 32 (3-A) of the Customs Act, 1969, Section 3,6, 7 & 11 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 punishable under Section 156 (I) 10(A)(14) of the Customs Act, 1969.

Now therefore, on the basis of the above reported facts, the respondents namely M.s Pak Afghan Implex 99-Australia Building, Mcleod Road, Lahore (importer) and M/s Pak Afghan (clearing agent) are charged with the contravention of provision of Section 32 (3-A) of the Customs Act, 1969.

Collector Adjudication Ambreen Ahmed Tarar directed the owner of M/s Afghan Implex to appear personally or through other authorized person on 8th September at 11 a.m. in the office of the undersigned situated at Customs House, Nabha Road at 11 a.m. failing which exparte proceedings will take place.