KARACHI: A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the officials of customs department and directed them to file their respective comprehensive para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by importer against enhancement of valuation of imported 1040 sets thickening brand of tyres with tube and flap of size 8.25R16LT 16 PRTT 128/ 124 L under the garb of Valuation ruling no 1319/2018.
On 4 May 2021, during the hearing, counsel for the M/s The Barki Tyre states that in the normal course of business were imported 1040 sets thickening brand of tyres with tube and flap of size 8.25R16LT 16 PRTT 128/ 124 L, from China and filed goods declaration at declare value of US$ 64480.
He submitted that customs officials assessed the under subject goods on the basis of customs valuation ruling no 1319/2018, whereas, under subject item PCT Heading as not exists on the aforesaid valuation ruling 1319, due to this ambiguity concerned group official/ officers made contravention against the importer/ petitioner.
He added that the adjudicating officer issued show cause notice to reply to the same submitted by the petitioner and explain facts and law points for the reasoning of error but the adjudicating officer passed two order-in-original against the petitioner.
Citing secretary revenue division, Chairman FBR, Deputy Collector of Customs Appraisement East as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to restrain them not to make demand for a disputed amount of fine and penalties till to the final decision of the case.
Counsel further pleaded the court that the court may declare that the act of the respondents is illegal, mala fide and unlawful authority and set aside demand notice under valuation ruling 1319/2018.