Time limit for customs valuation issuance should be fixed

Time limit for customs valuation issuance should be fixed

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been recommended to fix time limit for issuance of customs valuation.

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in its proposals for budget 2020/2021, said that the validity of Valuation Ruling under Section, 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969 is life time utill or unless revised or rescinded by the competent authority and Genuine Importer suffer as the Assessing Offices reject the transaction Values and Increase the Values of Assessments.

Time limit may be fixed for issuance of Valuation Ruling under subsection 1 of section 25A of Custom Act, 1969, may not be more than 30 days and validity period under subsection 4 of section 25A of the Act should not be more than 90 or 120 days as we have fast internet system in the world over.

(i) The following proviso may be inserted after subsection 1 of section 25A of the ACT,1969.

“Provided that the time limit to notify the customs values under subsection 1 of section 25A should not me more than 30 days from date of first initiative of the subject exercise”.

(ii) The words after the “applicable” in subsection 4 of section 25A should be substituted as; “till ninety days from the date of issuance of determined customs values.”

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