Customs (Amendment) Ordinance, 1998.

Ordinance XVI of 1998

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Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Customs Act, 1969, for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

And whereas the National Assembly is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the president is pleased to make and promulgate the following ordinance called the Customs Amendment Ordinance, 1998.

It shall come into force at once (December 20, 1998).

Amendment of section 18, Act IV of 1969.
In the Customs Act, 1969, hereinforth referred to as the said Act, in section 18, in sub section (2), for the word and comma "may", on the recommendation, or with the concurrence, of National Tariff Commission constituted under the National Tariff Commission Act, 1990, the commission, shall be substituted.

Amendment of section 19, Act IV of 1969:
In the said Act, in section 19, in sub section (1), for the full stop at the end a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added, namely:
"Provided that the federal government shall not exempt any goods imported into Pakistan from the whole or any part of the customs duties chargeable thereon, except in the following cases, namely: (a) for certification of tariff related anomalies on the recommendation of National Tariff Commission, or (b) for the fulfilment of an international obligation of the government of Pakistan, or (c) for the purpose of national security or environment protection."

In the said Act, the section 20 shall be omitted. In the said Act, clause (b) shall be omitted; for clause (c), the following shall be substituted, namely: "(c) the payment in whole or in part of the customs duty paid on the importation of any goods which have been used in the production, manufacture, processing, repair or refitting in Pakistan of goods meant for exportation, or for supply to industrial units, projects, institutions, agencies and organisations entitled to import the same at concessionary rates.

In the said Act, section 21A shall be omitted. All notifications issued, orders made, or exemptions granted under section 19, 20, 21, or 21A as it existed immediately before the commencement of Customs (Amendment) Ordinance, 1998, shall continue in force but any such notification, order or exemption may, at any time be rescinded, modified or withdrawn by the federal government or the CBR which has issued, made or granted such notification, order of exemption.