Customs stops goods removal from EPZ without authority

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has stopped removal of goods from export processing zones by customs agents without authority letter of investors or importer of the EPZ.

Through a Public Notice 01 issued by Model Customs Collectorate of Exports Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Export Processing Zone, it intimated to the investors/importers of the EPZ that they or their authorized representatives/customs agents must obtain authorization letter from their customs bonded carrier in their favor and directed to provide the same to the respective Deputy / Assistant Collector (Sealing / de sealing) MCC Preventive, Customs House, Karachi for allowing / removal of the containers/consignments through the bonded carriers from the port to KEPZ.

The collectorate further said that this arrangement would be a stop-gap till the development of the utility in the KEPZ module that shall enable EPZA to feed the name of bonded carrier on the recommendation of investor/authorized clearing agents while generating NOCs in the WeBOC system and NOC is available on the screen of the relevant bonded carrier.

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