KARACHI: Collector Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement West Shahnaz Maqbol has taken notice of delayed clearance of consignments at Karachi International Containers Terminal (PICT) and directed the additional collectors and deputy collectors to take actions against those officials who are involved in delaying the examination and assessments of the imported consignments.
Sources told Customs Today that some importers and traders met the collector at her office and informed her about the issues and problems being faced by the importers at the terminal during the examination and assessment of imported consignments.
The importers were of the view that the examination and assessment officers at the terminal were adopting delaying tactics, which is ultimately increasing the cost of doing business as they have to pay extra charges in terms of demurrage and detention charges.
The Collector Appraisement West assured the importers that their grievances would be redressed shortly adding that the Collectorate would ensure best possible facility to the trade according to rules and regulations.
It is necessary to mention here that importers are facing problems for clearance of consignments at Karachi International Containers Terminal for last few weeks and they have two or more written complain about this situation from August and September.