Goods prohibited for customs clearance

Goods prohibited for customs clearance

Section 15 of Customs Act, 1969 explains prohibitions made for importing and exporting of goods.

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 15 of the Customs Act, 1969:

15. Prohibitions.- No goods specified in the following clauses shall be brought into or taken out of Pakistan, namely:-

(a) counterfeit coins, forged or counterfeit currency notes, and any other counterfeit product;

(b) any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation, figure, photograph, film, or, article, video or audio recording, CDs or recording on any other media;

(c) goods having applied thereto a counterfeit trade mark within the meaning of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (Act XLV of 1860), or a false trade description within the meaning of the Copyright Ordinance, 1962 (XXXIV of 1962), the Registered Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance, 2000 (XLIX of 2000), the Registered Designs Ordinance, 2000 (XLV of 2000), the Patents Ordinance, 2000 (LXI of 2000), and the Trade Marks Ordinance, 2001 (XIX of 2001);

(d) goods made or produced outside Pakistan and having applied thereto any name or trade mark, being or purporting to be the name or trade mark of any manufacturer, dealer or trader in Pakistan, unless,-

(i) the name or trade mark is, as to every application thereof, accompanied by a definite indication of the goods having been made or produced in a place outside Pakistan; and

(ii) the country in which that place is situated is in that indication shown in letters as large and conspicuous as any letter in the name or trade mark, and in the same language and character as the name or trade mark;

(e) goods involving infringement of copyright, layout-design of integrated circuits, industrial designs, patents within the meaning of the Copyright Ordinance, 1962 (XXXIV of 1962), the Registered Designs Ordinance, 2000 (XLV of 2000), and the Patents Ordinance, 2000 (LXI of 2000), respectively; and

(f) goods made or produced outside Pakistan and intended for sale, and having applied thereto, a design in which copyright exists under the Copyright Ordinance, 1962 (XXXIV of 1962), the Registered Layout –Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance, 2000 (XLV of 2000), the Patents Ordinance, 2000 (LXI of 2000), and the Trade Marks Ordinance, 2001 (XIX of 2001), in respect of the class to which the goods belong or any fraudulent or obvious imitation of such design, patent, copyright except when the application of such design has been made with the license or written consent of the registered proprietor, right holder of the design, patent or copyright, as the case may be:

Provided that offences relating to goods imported or exported in violation of Intellectual Property Rights shall, notwithstanding any thing contained in any other law for the time being in force, be adjudicated under section 179 by the appropriate officer of customs.

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