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M/s Bin Qasim Package moves SHC against anti-dumping duty

M/s Bin Qasim Package moves SHC against anti-dumping duty

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the customs authorities and the deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Bin Qasim Package (Private) Limited against recovery of anti-dumping duty on consignment of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin suspension grade.

While the hearing of the petition, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, also directed them to file their respective para wise comments on the next date of hearing.

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner agitates against the preliminary determination made by the high officials of the Federal Board of Revenue, whereby anti-dumping duty has been imposed on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin suspension grade which is used as a basic raw material by the petitioner.

Citing Secretary Ministry of Finance, Chairman National Tariff Commission of Pakistan and others as respondents, counsel pleaded the court to declare the act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary, court also declare that the imposition and levy of tax is a sole prerogative of the impugned anti-dumping duty by the executive is violation of article 77 of the constitution.

He also pleaded the court may restrain the customs authorities from taking any coercive action against the petitioner till final order of this petition.