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Importer moves SHC for release of plastic scrap consignment

Importer moves SHC for release of plastic scrap consignment

KARACHI: M/s Shahzad Industries approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against seizure of its consignment of plastic scrap in bales by Collectorate of Customs (Imports) Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PMBQ) Karachi.

On November 09, 2018, counsel for the petitioner stated in his petition that petitioner imported consignment of plastic scrape in bales from different foreign exporters and filed goods declaration dated 30/10/2018 and after the clearance of the consignment from QICT when consignment arrived at the exit gate, the same was illegally impounded by the respondents and without any written notice informed the petitioner that their consignment will be released after test report from PCSIR department.

He argued that petitioner was informed that this exercise is on obedience of the court order dated 16/10/2018, and it is not out place to mention that the action of the respondents is totally in defiance of the court order, as order says that “defendants shall not release any consignment of PVC Crap and Granules” of the basis of PSI Certificates which have been issued without laboratory test (s) and in that case, the customs may have the goods tested from PCSIR as provided in Para-iii of SRO 149(1)/2015 dated 19/02/2015” that whereas petitioner’s consignments duly imported after its due laboratory test as envisages in import policy from a listed company Ms ABS.

He submitted that it is not out of place to mention that after clearance of the consignment, the petitioner hired eight trailer of 40 feet each for transportation of the consignment from local QICT to its destination. The respondent is not ready to accept the petitioner oral request as well as written.

Citing chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs (Imports) Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PMBQ) Karachi as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to direct them release its consignment immediately.