PAKISTAN HOSIERY MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
37-H, BLOCK-6 P.E.C.H.S., KARACHI-PAKISTAN
TEL: 0092-21-34522769, 34522685, 34544765 FAX: 0092-21-34543774
Ref. No. PHMA/Cir-077/2012
Dated: 30th May, 2012
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
We are giving below the details of the discussions of ANF Meeting held on 15th May, 2012 at ANF Regional Directorate Karachi, ANF viewpoints and solution proposed by us and the decision taken during the meeting for information of all our members.
Thanks & Best Regards,
Deputy Chief Coordinator, PHMA
I, Junaid Makda, Deputy Chief Coordinator, PHMA participated in the ANF Meeting held on 15th May, 2012 at ANF Regional Directorate Karachi.
Following stakeholders are participated:
a. Federation of Pakistan, Chamber of Commerce & Industries
b. Karachi Chamber of Commerce of Industry
c. Representatives of All Exporters’ Association
d. Pakistan Customs
e. Custom Intelligence
g. Karachi Customs Agent Association
h. Shipping Lines / Shipping Agents
i. All Port Authorities
Anti Narcotic Force raised following issues in relation with Collectors (PACCs):
1. Usage of block / non-operation / suspended NTNs.
2. Usage of NTN without consent / knowledge of real / actual NTN holders.
3. Usage of inactive firms, exporters, clearing agencies.
4. Same E-form numbers are being used in both systems.
Ř ANF informed the participants that investigation / inspection for Narcotics and Money Laundering was under their jurisdiction.
Ř It was pointed out by the ANF that several times the container owner’s / firm NTN showed “Blocked” in the system.
Ř In cases where NTN showed “Blocked” such exporter was termed “High Risk Exporter”.
Ř It was evident that when NTN is “Blocked” he is inactive taxpayer.
Ř In several cases it was found that NTN was used by fake person without the knowledge of the owner.
Ř It was also revealed that inactive firms still remain active and selling E-forms.
Ř How can such fake firms be identified.
ANF proposed that there should a detachment of Karachi Clearing Agents Association (KCAA) available at all terminals, round the clock, with complete documents on behalf of the concerned clearing agencies for examination process.
SOLUTION PROPOSED BY US AND DECISIONS TAKEN:
Ř As all members / exporters submit NTN Certificates and proof of filing of tax returns to the Associations and are bonafide members, such list of members to be provided on CD as well as Hard Copy to the ANF for their record.
Ř Associations should also circulate to their members that E-Forms are being misused for the purpose of trafficking of Narcotics as same E-form numbers are being used in both system. Members to be advised that E-Form should be signed only by the owner of the Firm.
Ř As $7 are being charged against the investment on the scanner installed both at QICT and KICT which as per SRO 601, has been installed for Afghan Cargo, it is proposed that our export shipments should also go under this scanner even in case of destuffing of the cargo both ANF and Customs should examine at the same time. This will save the time.
Ř As User ID is issued on the basis on NTN, ANF to email User ID which can be self edited wherein Cell number of Clearing Agent, Name of Clearing Agent as well as Names and Cell Numbers of two other representatives of the exporter to be put.
Ř In view of the inordinate delay and time taken for inspection of the containers / export goods leading to missing the loading on the vessel well in time, instead of 72 hours, the containers should reach the port before 24 hours. This proposal is for the reason that exporters have to work under great pressure due to load shedding, deteriorating law and order situation and they cannot reach and wait at the port 72 hours before and therefore 24 hours would be a reasonable time. In rare cases of 2% to 3% reaching the port in less than 24 hours, such cases should be considered favourably.
Ř We also propose that our request to maintain the cut-off date should be considered.
Ř It should be responsibility of the Terminal Operator to clear the shipments within maximum 6 hours and if this is not done than the Terminal Operators will ensure that the staff is provided with food at his expense and consignment cleared and loaded before the sailing of the ship.
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