FBR Extends Special Power to Customs Officials For Re-Exporting Restricted Goods

A large number of banned consignments were detained through Customs on the ports for the remaining many years. However, the consignments have now no longer been re-exported through the importers or shipping companies, which delivered those banned consignments into Pakistan.


The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has prolonged unique energy to the customs officers withinside the field formations to difficulty commands to the shipping lines to re-export out of Pakistan any banned or restricted goods.

Previously, such powers have been now no longer to be had with the customs branch to direct shipping lines in this regard.

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In a communique to the sector formations, the FBR has conveyed to the Collectors of Customs that several consignments containing banned or restricted goods are mendacities on the ports for several years. Para 20 of the Import Policy Order prescribes that banned objects imported in business portions will be re-exported on the cost of the importer or the shipping line. There is no such corresponding provision withinside the Customs Act, 1969.

To make shipping lines chargeable for re-export of such consignment and to harmonize the provisions of the Customs Act, 1969, and the IPO, section 82 has been amended, FBR’s directive added.

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Under the change made withinside the Customs Act 1969 thru Finance Act 2021, supplied that Collector of Customs may direct the importer or in case the importer isn't always traceable, the shipping line to re-export out of Pakistan any goods, banned or restricted, through a notification issued through the Federal Government, if the same are not cleared or auctioned within sixty days of the date of their arrival.

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