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FBR takes serious notice of non-examination of goods at Port Qasim

FBR takes serious notice of non-examination of goods at Port Qasim

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) took serious notice of non-examination and weighing of outgoing and incoming subcontracting goods by the Customs Collectorate Export Port Qasim Karachi and directed the Collectorate to take action against the responsible for the lapse.

According to standing order No. 2/87 (P), the outgoing and incoming subcontracting goods should be examined and verified by the gate staff of the Collectorate.

Federal Board of Revenue observed that Customs Export Port Qasim, Karachi allowed investors to remove the goods from zone to tariff area for further processing by way of subcontracting.

The Collectorate at the time of outgoing and incoming neither properly examined and counted the goods nor measured weight of the consignments, but just reproduced the contents of gate passes on the note sheets of the files.

In 90 percent cases, the weighment slips were not available in the files and the material and goods were packed without any consistent method. Federal Board of Revenue has directed the chief collector to ensure necessary provision in the rules for weighment slips of the outgoing and incoming goods, besides fixing responsibility for the lapse.