ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to combat sale of smuggled goods in the local market.
Under the programme, special joint teams of the FBR will be visiting major shopping areas, especially large retailers, in major cities to check the import documents of the imported goods available for sale to ensure compliance to various requirements of the law.
Under the provisions of the Customs Act,1969, the FBR has powers to seek import documents for the imported goods available for sale to consumers from the person dealing in such goods, an FBR press release on Saturday said.
The FBR said ,” This exercise does not represent ‘raid’ on the premises or any coercive action against the traders. The purpose of this exercise is only to ensure that relevant import documents are available and foreign goods available for sale are properly backed by documents.”