FMCG importers to opt for legal option 

“Even the president’s request was not considered by Dawood.”

Our Correspondent April 03, 2019
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LAHORE: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) importers are preparing themselves to seek legal remedy against the SRO 237 issued by the Ministry of Commerce on February 19 this year. The importers, which include both local and multinational entities, said that meetings with Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood remained unfruitful because he was apparently uninterested to facilitate this segment of society. “We presented our case to President Arif Alvi who approached Dawood on this issue,” Pakistan FMCG Importers Association Vice President Ejaz Tanveer told The Express Tribune. “Even the president’s request was not considered by Dawood.” According to him, around 10,000 containers were stuck at Karachi port and against each container, the importer was liable to pay a penalty of Rs12,000-Rs15,000.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2019.

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