ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has re-constituted committee for grant of license for tracking transit and transshipment cargo.
The FBR on Wednesday issued SRO 542(I)/2020 dated June 08, 2020 to amend Tracking and Monitoring of Cargo Rules, 2012.
The reconstitution of committee shall comprise of Director General of Transit Trade (Chairman), Director Transit Trade (I-IQs), Karachi, Director Transit Trade (Peshawar), Director Transit Trade (Quetta), Director Reforms and Automation (Karachi), Collectors of Customs (Enforcement and Compliance, Karachi), (Appraisement and Facilitation, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Karachi), (Appraisement and Facilitation-East, Karachi), (Appraisement and Facilitation-West), Karachi, and Director of Intelligence and Investigation, FBR, Karachi or any other authority designated by the FBR Headquarter.
As per amendment the project director shall be Director (HQs), Directorate General of Transit Trade. Previously, the project director was Collector, Model Collectorate of Customs (Preventive).
In another amendment, Director Transit Trade (HQs), Karachi shall be the convener of the Licensing Committee and its headquarters shall be located in Directorate General of Transit Trade, Karachi. The Director Transit Trade (HQs), Karachi shall provide secretarial and other allied support required for functioning of the Licensing Committee.
A new rule introduced through the amendment that any function enumerated in these rules including mounting and un-mounting of tracking devices in the designated areas, whereof, the staff of the Directorate General of Transit Trade is not posted, shall be performed by the staff of the respective Enforcement and Compliance or Composite Customs Collectorate of jurisdiction.