Detention of goods violating customs act

Detention of goods violating customs act

Section 17 of Customs Act, 1969 explains detention, seizure and confiscation of goods imported in violation of section 15 or section 16.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued updated Customs Act, 1969 up to June 30, 2021. The act has been updated by making amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of section 17 of the Customs Act, 1969:

17. Detention, seizure and confiscation of goods imported in violation of section 15 or section 16.- Where any goods are imported into, or attempted to be exported out of, Pakistan in violation of the provisions of section 15 or of a notification under section 16, such goods shall, without prejudice to any other penalty to which the offender may be liable under this Act or the rules made there under or any other law, be liable to detention, for seizure or confiscation subject to approval of an officer not below the rank of an Assistant Collector of Customs, and seizure for confiscation through adjudication, if required :

Provided that the period of detention shall not exceed fifteen days which may be extended by the Chief Collector or Director General for a period not exceeding fifteen days.

(Disclaimer: The text of above section is only for information. Team PkRevenue.com makes all efforts to provide the correct version of the text. However, the team PkRevenue.com is not responsible for any error or omission.)

Leave a Reply

You have to agree to the comment policy.