KARACHI: M/s Galaxy Enterprises and M/s M.Y Enterprises have approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) and filed a constitutional petition against detention of their imported consignment blowing agent and fixation of allegation of mis-declaration.
On 13 September 2021, counsel for the petitioners argued that the petitioners being active importer of inter alia, general merchandize goods including blowing agent from worldwide sources including China and the subject consignment in intended mainly for industrial use as reflecting in the import commercial documents.
He added that upon arrival of the said consignments of the petitioners filed goods declaration which was selected for examination under section 80 of the customs act, 1969 and during the course of examination and its process which happened within a period of one day dated September 1, 2021, behind the back of the petitioners and their representatives, however, surprisingly, examination authority has fixed allegation on petitioners for mis-declaration.
Citing Secretary Revenue Division, Collector of Customs Appraisement East and Deputy Collector of Customs Examination NLCCT Karachi as respondents, Petitioners pleaded the court to declare that the declared invoice is the actual invoice of the petitioners rather than the alleged invoice found with dissimilarities and the subject consignment consisting of blowing agent intended for commercial use shall be assessed as per current dated in field and also the valid import date available under the WeBOC system.
Counsel further pleaded the court to direct them no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioners by the officials of customs authorities till the finalization of the subject petition.