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The Federal Board of Revenue has made Collector of Customs approval mandatory for transportation of US military or Isaf transit cargo consignment by the bonded carriers in vehicles destined for Afghanistan. The FBR has amended the transshipment rules through an SRO.54(I)/2013 issued here on Tuesday.

According to the amended Customs Rules, for the transportation of US military or Isaf transit consignment by the bonded carrier in vehicles, prior permission shall be obtained from Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement, Karachi for each trip after declaring and listing registration number, engine and chassis number, make, model and tare or weight of such vehicles with Customs and getting them inspected. The complete particulars of these vehicles shall be declared in the carrier manifest filed for each vehicle.

The rules further said that for the transportation of US military or Isaf transit cargo the restriction specified under sub-rule (7) of 328 shall not be applicable. Under sub-rule (7) of rule 328 of Customs Rules, the registered vehicles of one bonded carrier shall not be allowed to be operated by another bonded carrier for the transshipment of cargo to upcountry Dry Ports. The said sub-rule would not be applicable on transportation of US military or Isaf transit cargo, sources added.

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