Tuesday, March 29, 2016 News Views 1,643

Large scale re-shuffling across Pakistan Customs Service

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified large-scale reshuffling in Pakistan Customs Service (PCS). The move is aimed at expediting the process of reforms, a statement said on Monday.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified large-scale reshuffling in Pakistan Customs Service (PCS). The move is aimed at expediting the process of reforms, a statement said on Monday.As many as 48 officers of Grade-17 and Grade-18 have been reshuffled across Pakistan.

An official said transfers and postings of officers was anticipated as a number of officers are joining management courses. Moreover, a number of officers would be promoted to higher grades at the upcoming central selection board (CSB) meeting. Formations have been restructured with directives to carry out their responsibilities in a professional manner to improve the functioning of the FBR.

Sources said transfers and postings of bureaucracy at the FBR would have been earlier, but the board was awaiting clearance reports of officers by the intelligence agencies. The sources also said that intelligence reports have gained weightage in the criteria of transfers / postings of officers.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 News Views 3,762

Pakistan Govt to upgrade in-land Dry ports at Lahore and Peshawar

The government has approved an ambitious plan to upgrade and rehabilitate terminal facilities at the Pipri Marshalling Yard and Badami Bagh and two dry ports at Mughalpura, Lahore, and Azakhel, Peshawar.

The government has approved an ambitious plan to upgrade and rehabilitate terminal facilities at the Pipri Marshalling Yard and Badami Bagh and two dry ports at Mughalpura, Lahore, and Azakhel, Peshawar. An official source said the plan focuses on rehabilitation of existing tracks and civil works, improvement of goods handling facilities, establishment of new dry port and transit goods facilities at Azakhel Pir Pai Railway Station over an area of 64 acres.

The new investment is required to make the Pakistan Railways ready to transport coal from Karachi port to Punjab and Afghan transit goods to Peshawar. The poor infrastructure facilities at the terminals and dry ports are resulting in loss of revenue and shifting of business in case of Afghanistan transit cargo.

The Marshalling Yard Pipri was established in 1982 but with the passage of time the infrastructure had become incapable of handling additional load of coal movement. Currently, the periodic overhauling of high capacity wagons is carried out at Mughalpura which requires at least 30 days. These wagons are hauled empty to Lahore and returned empty to Karachi. This loss of time results in loss of millions of rupees to the Pakistan Railways.

The train operation of good parcel at Badami Bagh remained closed for the last 10 years and routine maintenance of p-way portion, structure and road was not carried out since long. The existing condition of the brick masonry floor of goods shed is in shambles being 100 years old. The existing CGI sheet roof of goods shed has completed fretted and stacked goods have destroyed during the rains.

Infrastructure facilities of the Lahore Dry Port are old and outdated. The operational capacity is adversely effected due to insufficient handling facilities for goods. During rainy season the condition of container yard becomes worst and area cannot be used for clearance and booking of consignments. The approaching roads to container yard are in unserviceable condition which disrupts expeditious movement of vehicles loaded with containers. The existing area of Peshawar dry port is located in densely populated areas spreading over 13.2 acres whereas the proposed dry port at Azakhel will be over an area of 64 acres. The narrow strip formation of Peshawar dry port creates hindrances in smooth operations.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Services Views 3,323

Used Laptops Customs Clearance at Lahore and Karachi Pakistan

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 General Views 1,968

Solar Battery, Panel, Inverters Customs Clearance at Lahore and Karachi

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Whether you are an importer of consumer or project-based Solar batteries, Panels and Inverters, we can help you go through all the complexities involved in Customs Clearance process., as you may already be aware of this enduring and painful procedures involved esp., for ‘Project-Based’ Solar Shipments., involving AEDB, EDB, FBR etc.

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Monday, April 27, 2015 General Views 10,238

Definition of Form E in Pakistan and its usage

Form – E declares the Foreign Exchange arrival against the Exported Shipment

In Pakistan Form E or E Form stands for Export Form which is issued by the Bank at the time of export to client. It’s a declaration that this export is being processed against the foreign exchange either it has arrived in the exporting country or is contracted to arrive after shipment maturity. Form -E is issued to the shipper from his dealing bank and Bank also provide him the following supporting documents to obtain bill of lading from the shipping carriers; Normally the payment is released to the shipper or exporter when the Bill of Lading or Airway bill is issued for the goods being exported.

  1. NOC
  2. C&F Certificate
  3. B/L Issuing Authority Letter

NOC:
No Objection Certificate (NOC) is issued when the shipment is being export against 100% payment in advance and bank issue this NOC to shipper to consign the shipment directly to consignee.

C&F Certificate:
This certificate is issued when the shipment is processed on the basis of C&F incoterm.

B/L Issuing Authority Letter:
This certificate is issued when the shipment has to move By Sea. In case of By Air export shipment; this certificate is not issued.