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The Import of Goods (Development Surcharge) Ordinance, 1984


[5th February, 1984]

An Ordinance to provide for the levy and collection of a develop­ment surcharge on certain goods imported through the Karachi customs-port.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the levy and collection of a development surcharge on certain goods imported through the Karachi customs-port to reimburse to the Karachi Port Trust the expenditure incurred by it on the construction of the Jinnah Bridge over the China Creek, Karachi;

AND WHEREAS the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:---

1. Short title and commencement.__ (1) This Ordinance may be called the Import of Goods (Development Surcharge) Ordinance, 1984.

(2) It shall come into force on such day as the Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.

2. Levy of surcharge.__ (1) There shall be levied and collected on all goods, other than food grains, fertilizers and petroleum products, imported through the Karachi customs-port a development surcharge at the rate of three rupees and fifty paisa per ton.

Explanation.- In this sub-section, "petroleum products" has the same meaning as in the Petroleum Products (Development Surcharge) Ordi­nance, 1961 (XXV of 1961).

(2) As soon as may be after the close of each month, the proceed of the development surcharge recovered during that month shall, after deduction of two and one half per cent. thereof as expenses of collection and recovery, be paid to the Federal Government.

3. Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), to apply. Subject to sub-section (1) of section 2, the provisions of the Customs Act, 1969 (1V of 1969), shall have effect in respect of the development surcharge levied under this Ordinance as if it were a duty levied under that Act.


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