FBR redesignates field formations, urges speedy clearance of perishable goods

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday issued an order intimating the redesignation of its Inland Revenue (IR) field formations and instructed the field formations of Pakistan Customs to ensure speedy clearance of imports and exports consignments containing perishable goods.

The re-designation of IR field formations will be effective from September 1, 2020.

According to the order, the Large Taxpayers Units in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad have been re-designated as Large Taxpayers Office.

Moreover, the Large Taxpayers Unit-II in Karachi has been re-designated as Medium Taxpayers Office.

Similarly, the names of Corporate Regional Tax Offices in Karachi and Lahore have been changed to Corporate Tax Office.

The order further re-designated Regional Tax Office-II in Karachi as Regional Tax Office-I, Karachi, Regional Tax Office-III in Karachi as Regional Tax Office-II, Karachi and Regional Tax Office-II in Lahore as Regional Tax Office, Lahore.

Meanwhile, in another communique, the FBR issued instructions to all field formations of Pakistan Customs to ensure expeditious clearance of imports and exports consignments containing perishable goods.

The chief collectors have been directed to monitor the clearance of perishable goods on a daily basis and resolve the issues of the importers and exporters on priority.

Furthermore the chief collectors have also been advised to point out the reasons causing a delay in the clearance of perishable goods including issues pertaining to No Objection Certificates (NOCs) by other organisations so that such organisations can also be approached to facilitate the industry.

The FBR said that the trade bodies are encouraged to contact the respective chief collector for resolution of any issues relating to the clearance of consignments of perishable goods.

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