FBR lists mandatory documents for customs clearance

FBR lists mandatory documents for customs clearance

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday issued a list of documents that is mandatory for filing goods declaration at Pakistan customs for consignment clearance.

The FBR issued SRO 567(I)/2022 dated April 27, 2022 to amend the Customs Rules, 2001.

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The FBR said that it is mandatory for importer to upload following documents with every declaration in relation to each consignments, namely:

(i) Master bill of lading and house bill of lading or master airway bill and house airway bill as the case may be;

(ii) Commercial invoice;

(iii) Letter of credit or bank contract;

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(iv) Packing list – container-wise in case of containerized cargo and package wise in case of miscellaneous goods consignments;

(v) Previous chemical analysis and lab test report, if any;

(vi) Mill test certificate issued by the manufacturer in case of p rime quality steel products;

(vii) Certification as per requirement of Import Policy Order;

(viii) Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) or Free Trade Agreement (FTA) certificate of origin, if claimed; and

(ix) Any other documents or requirements specified by the FBR from time to time.

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In addition to above, for shipments originating from UAE and China (excluding imports under PTA and FTA regime) certificate of origin shall be uploaded as:

(i) For shipments of fabric (all types i.e. finished, unfinished and grey etc.) and artificial jewellery originating from UAE and China (excluding import under PTA and FTA regime) certificate of origin issued by the manufacturer; and

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(ii) For shipments originating from Iran and Afghanistan and arriving through land customs-station, the certificate of origin issued by the relevant Iranian government agency and by Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry respectively.

The FBR said that the notification shall come into force on and from June 01, 2022.