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Importers lament theft incidents at PICT

KARACHI: Traders and importers have expressed their deepest concerns over growing theft incidents at the Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT) during last few months. Sources told Customs Today that traders and importers were of the view that these incidents are now testing their nerves as customs authorities were not taking any action. On the other hand, they said, delay in ... Read More »

2,000 containers supply ATT goods from Karachi ports

KARACHI: Pakistan is constantly losing its share of the Afghan Transit Trade (ATT), the primary beneficiary of which is Iran. There are no statistics available but it is estimated that Iran’s share in total Afghan Transit has increased to 70 percent while Pakistan’s share has declined to just 30 percent; a high placed official said while talking to Customs Today ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor terms under-invoicing dilemma

KARACHI: Customs Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor Ahmed has said that the customs authorities issued valuation guidelines because principal appraisers and appraisers of the Pakistan Customs Services were not applying the customs values of commodities in proper way. He visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday. Collector MCC Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem, Collector, MCC Appraisement-East Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi, Collector ... Read More »

Potential taxpayers served show-cause notices in Lahore

LAHORE: The Lahore Broadening of Tax Base (LBTB) has issued 1,500 show-cause notices to the potential taxpayers and enterprises Under Section 122C of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. The notices have also been served on such individual and enterprises which were declared as potential taxpayers on the bases of the assessment of their properties or they had conducted taxable transactions. ... Read More »

Up country dry ports vital for interregional trade: Ishaq

SIALKOT: All Pakistan Dry Ports Association Chairman Muhammad Ishaq Butt said that the role of up country dry ports will become vital in the future with the growth of inter-regional trade, especially due to improving trade relations among Saarc countries and predictable peace in the region. Talking to Customs Today here, he said that all issues related to the up ... Read More »

Youths: From assets to liability

Pakistan is blessed with intelligent brains and myriad of hardworking workforce, but how much is its utility in this land of pure is a million dollar question. When the skilled workforce is put to work, it is an asset and when it is not, it is a liability. In the same manner, more population means more businesses and more jobs, ... Read More »

Appraisement-East clarifies procedure for prior examination

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement (East) Collector Najeebur Rehman Abbasi, through a public notice no 4/2014 (A), clarified procedure for prior examination permission to owner/authorized clearing agent under 1st provision to Sub-Section(1) of the Section 79 of Customs Act, 1969. According to details, the MCC-Appraisement (East), to facilitate trade and streamline procedure with regard to permission to owner (or ... Read More »

Lahore roads blockade causes Rs60m loss to traders

LAHORE: Importers and exporters have suffered losses of millions of rupees as government confiscated containers full of different perishable goods to block the roads across the country. The Lahore Clearing Agents Association president Agha Iftikhar said that now after one week of containers confiscation the commodities have been rotten and no one will ready to bear the damages. “Traders of ... Read More »

Imran’s civil disobedience call: KSE drops 65 points

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange 100-index went sliding down by 65.60 points (-0.23 per cent)  to stand at 28852.15 points after the call of civil disobedience from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. After its closure on weekend KSE 100-index has lost 211 points in first forty minutes trading touching bottom line of 28681.31 points, however, it gains 250 points in next two hours ... Read More »

Saudi Customs bans Indian pepper

JEDDAH: Customs authorities of Saudi Arabia have decided to impose ban on the import of all types of pepper from India. As per details, Saudi customs have imposed an import restriction on pepper from India on presence of high levels of pesticides. Chili peppers are one of India’s largest foreign currency earners and India has exported 181,500 tons of chilli ... Read More »