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SHC seeks comments on petition filed by M/s Jawad Traders

SHC seeks comments on petition filed by M/s Jawad Traders

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed parties to record their arguments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Jawad Traders challenging determination of customs values of “ceramic and porcelain tiles” over and above 12.5 percent of the Valuation Ruling No 874/2016 by Director General of Valuation.

While the hearing of petition, a two-member bench also directed office to connect all the constitutional petitions, challenging determination of customs values of “ceramic and porcelain tiles” over and above 12.5 percent of the Valuation Ruling No 874/2016

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that it is engaged in import and trade of goods having description “ceramic and porcelain tiles”. It was informed by the Customs Department that Director General, Directorate General of Customs Valuation, Customs House Karachi has revised the value under section 25 D wherein the DG has no jurisdiction of to impose customs values of the subject good over and above 12.5 percent of the Valuation Ruling No 874/2016 dated 22/06/2016.

Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs Collectorate West, Collector of Customs Collectorate East, Collector of Customs Collectorate Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and Director General, Directorate General of Customs Valuation, Customs House Karachi as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare that act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary, he also pleaded the court to restrain the customs department from collection of enhanced valuation till final decision of their petition and any coercive measures against the petitioner.