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  • Japan takes measures to curb unlawful automobile commerce in Pakistan
  • Customs in Karachi just lately unearthed frauds relating to clearance of used-vehicles on the premise of pretend/cast paperwork
  • Authorities has weak system to make sure coverage of switch of residence and present and baggage schemes are usually not misused

ISLAMABAD: A crackdown has been launched by the Japan authorities on the clearance of imported automobiles on cast and faux paperwork in Pakistan.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Tokyo says it’s taking all authorized measures each in Pakistan and Japan to deal with the matter beneath relevant legal guidelines and to mitigate any doable unease that is perhaps triggered to legit commerce, The Information reported Friday.

Japan is the primary supply of used-car imports to Pakistan. Automobiles are imported in Pakistan beneath baggage guidelines or present scheme as industrial imports are usually not allowed.

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However the authorities has a weak system to make sure the coverage isn’t misused.

Not too long ago, Customs in Karachi just lately unearthed frauds relating to clearance of used-vehicles on the premise of pretend/cast paperwork.

Avoiding exploitation and fraud in future

“On December 24, 2020, Trade and Investment Counsellor (TIC) reported to the relevant authorities in Pakistan – Chief Collector Customs (Appraisement) Karachi, Federal Board of Revenue and Ministry of Commerce, submission of fake/forged documents for clearance of a vehicle in Karachi bearing fake seals/stamps of the Embassy and forged signatures of TIC,” the embassy was quoted as saying.

An inquiry into this case unearthed extra circumstances of fraud, the assertion mentioned.

In Japan, the Commerce and Funding Part has already reported this to related authorities for verification and additional investigation.

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“While intimating the customs authorities well in time to avoid wrongful clearance of the vehicle fraudulently on the basis of fake/forged documents, the mission has already proposed to review the scheme of importing used vehicles in Pakistan and automating clearance process for vehicles as a module of WEBOC [web-based one customs) to avoid such exploitation and frauds in future,” mentioned the embassy.

The customs authorities in Karachi have assured the embassy of easy clearance of real circumstances of import of used autos in Pakistan.

If a Pakistani dwelling in Japan faces issues, the can contact the commerce and funding part on [e mail protected] for help.

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