Traders (SCCI expresses concern over halt of exports)

SIALKOT: Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has expressed grave concern over the halt of Sialkot based exporters’ import shipments at Karachi Dry Port by the Customs Officials.

SCCI President Fazal Jillani said that the exporters had the facility of importing duty free shipments through the Karachi Dry Port, but the Customs Officials were halting these import shipments besides creating hurdles in the smooth way of importing these consignments of the raw material fom abroad.

He said that the Sialkot exporters were much perturbed due to this critical situation, besides, suffering from great ordeal and financial losses , in this regard.

SCCI President revealed that the Sialkot exporters were already suffering from great ordeal in manufacturing the export products due to the prevailing energy crisis, as they were unable to ensure the timely dispatch their export consignments to their foreign buyers. He said that Sialkot exporters were importing duty free raw material shipments from abroad, which was to be used in manufacturing the exportable products.

He said that inordinate delay in clearance of import consignments by the Customs Officials at Karachi Dry Port was irking the Sialkot exporters.

He urged the federal government to look into the matter in the larger interest of the business community…#

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