Category Archives: Customs

Budget Proposals 2017/2018: Temporary moratorium on FTAs recommended

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KARACHI: Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has recommended the government to place a temporary moratorium on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) until the existing are renegotiated. “This would stem the loss of tax revenue and help local industry to build scale, gain competitiveness and generate value-added exports,” PBC said in its budget proposals for budget 2017/2018 sent to Haroon Akhtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue.

Pakistan Customs directs shipping lines to withdraw port congestion charges

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has directed shipping lines and carriers to immediately withdraw port congestion charges. The directives issued on the request of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA), which strongly criticized the imposition of port congestion charges $150 per 20 TEU and $300 per 40 TEU from March 2017.

APCAA threatens country-wide protest against imposition of port congestion charges

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Customs Agents Association (APCCA) has threatened protests across the country against imposition of port congestion charges by the shipping lines in case the penalty is not withdrawn.

Peshawar customs intelligence announces auction of confiscated vehicles on March 29

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KARACHI: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Customs, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Peshawar has announced auction of confiscated vehicles scheduled for March 29, 2017 to be held at State Warehouse of the directorate.

Customs to observe extended working hours on March 30, 31 for duty-tax collection

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KARACHI: All customs collectorates will observe extended working hours on March 30 and 31 for collection of duty and taxes, said a notification issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

FBR appoints 153 inspectors, intelligence officers in customs department

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KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has appointed 153 officials in the Customs Department as inspector and intelligence officers on the recommendations of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

FBR promotes chemical examiners to BS-17

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KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday announced promotions of Deputy Assistant Chemical Examiner (BS-16) in the Customs Laboratories at Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad to the post of Assistant Chemical Examiner (BS-17) with immediate effect and until further orders.

FBR promotes customs officials to assistant collector post

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KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced promotions of superintendents/principal appraisers in the Pakistan Customs Department to the post of Assistant Collector (BS-17) in Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) with immediate effect and until further orders.

MCC Islamabad announces public auction of confiscated vehicles on March 21

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ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad has announced public auction of confiscated/surrendered vehicles to be held on March 21, 2017.

FBR announces promotion of customs preventive officers

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KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday notified promotion of Inspector Preventive Service of Model Customs Collectorate (Preventive), Karachi to the post of superintendent preventive service BS-16 with immediate effect and under further orders.