KATHMANDU, March 12: The Industry and Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Committee under the House of Representatives has formed a seven-member sub-committee to carry out study in relation to the customs and excise duties levied on sponge and billet iron.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has registered a proposal of urgent public importance in parliament in light of the recent case of gold smuggling.

JHAPA, July 19: The export of cash crops such as cardamom, tea leaves, ginger and amriso (broom grass) via the eastern Kakarvitta transit point increased in the fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government has made it mandatory to disclose the details of importers and distributors of imported goods from mid-July. The Department of Customs has published a notice and said that while importing various types of goods, the full details of the importer and market distributor should be disclosed.

BIRATNAGAR, April 27: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has directed the customs employees to work honestly and transparently.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The Birgunj Customs Office (BCO) collected Rs 204.12 billion in customs revenue in the last fiscal year, which was just above its target of Rs 203.02 billion.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Nepal's trade deficit has increased by 30.5 percent in the first 10 months of current fiscal year 2021/22 as compared to corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The country's foreign trade deficit has reached Rs 1 trillion 431 billion and 300 million in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, 2021/22. This is 24.94 percent more than the trade deficit recorded in the corresponding period of last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The private sector has urged the government to raise the duty on imported agricultural goods to protect the locally-produced farm products.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Fruits of various kinds worth Rs 6.6 billion have been imported in the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2021/22, according to the Department of Customs.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The government collected revenue worth Rs 3.75 billion alone from the duty on gold import during mid-July 2021 and mid-March 2022.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that provisions have been made for the import margin to solve the challenges seen in the economy.

KATHMANDU, March 12: The country imported paddy worth over Rs 12 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2021/22. The paddy amounting to 426,357,810 kilogram in weight was imported during this period.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government since Wednesday has implemented a one-window system at all the customs offices across the country, aiming to reduce the hassles that the traders have been facing at the customs points.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Birgunj Customs Office (BCO) collected customs revenue worth Rs 105.90 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year, which is 5.67 percent more than the target set for the customs office.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Birgunj Customs Office collected customs revenue worth Rs 70.12 billion in the first four months of the current fiscal year, around eight percent more than its target of Rs 65.11 billion for the period.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Department of Customs (DoC) has launched a central monitoring system in 14 customs offices in a bid to check anomalies at the main gateways of the goods transacted internationally.

Smuggled goods seized

January 14, 2020 12:01 pm

Kanchanpur, Jan 14: Border unit of the Armed Police Force has seized clothes worth Rs. 2.6 million being exported to India without paying the custom duties.

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RASUWA, Aug 1: Rasuwagadhi Customs Office is preparing to install a passenger walk-through gate and a luggage X-Ray machine at the border point. The office said the equipment has already arrived and it will be installed after technical test.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Despite widespread criticism from academics, intellectuals, publishers, sellers, and ordinary citizens, the government seems to be obstinate toward imposing 10% customs duty on the import of books.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 24: Following the government's decision that fruits and vegetables will be allowed entry into the country only after verifying that they are free of pesticides, 17 trucks carrying onion and potato from India have been stopped at Bhairahawa Customs point.

BIRGUNJ, May 25: Revenue collection by Birgunj Customs Office has seen a shortfall by 13% against the target till mid-May. The office, which generates the largest volume of revenue among all customs offices of the country, mobilized only Rs 120 billion out of the targeted Rs 139 billion, according to records at the office.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepal's trade deficit widened by 36.11 percent to Rs 569.49 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year 2018/19 compared to same period of the last fiscal year 2017/18 as exports growth fail to catch up the rapidly surging imports bill.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: A new rule has come into effect from Wednesday onward requiring people to walk on foot in designated places while crossing the Nepal-India border in Brigunj. The notice was put up on Tuesday at the Birgunj Customs Office in Birgunj Municipality-16.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal Police have seized different goods and materials worth amounting to Rs 120 million while being imported to Nepal evading customs.

RASUWA, July 21: The Rasuwa Customs Office in Timure has doubled the revenue collection in the outgoing fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal.

BIRGUNJ, July 18: Birgunj Customs Office, the largest customs point of the country, mobilized Rs 161 billion in revenue under different headings in Fiscal Year 2017/18. The revenue figure also includes revenue collected by Dry Port Customs Office.

TIKAPUR, July 8: Locals and Tikapur and surrounding areas have welcomed the government's decision to upgrade Satti Small Customs Office along into a full-fledged customs office. On the call of Tikapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI), they celebrated the decision by lighting up their homes with a belief that the decision will open up new opportunities in the area.

TIKAPUR, July 8: Locals and Tikapur and surrounding areas have welcomed the government's decision to upgrade Satti Small Customs Office along into a full-fledged customs office. On the call of Tikapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI), they celebrated the decision by lighting up their homes with a belief that the decision will open up new opportunities in the area.

TIKAPUR, June 23: Purandhar Dahal, a non-gazette first class officer, is currently the chief of Satti Small Customs Office in Kailali. Ananda Ghimire was the chief of the office until last month, while a new chief is joining next month.

ILAM, May 9: Indian customs officials have obstructed export of readymade tea to India, according to industrialists.

Measures introduced by finance minister not yielding desired results

Customs officials can use the fund to purchase ‘doubtful’ goods from importers

KATHMANDU, April 25: The drop in revenue from import of readymade garments, and tobacco products and its raw materials in the first eight months of current fiscal year, i.e. from mid-July 2017 to mid-February 2018, has left government officials worried.

BIRGUNJ, April 23: Preparations are underway to lift customs procedures from Nepal's third country imports coming via Indian ports.

BIRATNAGAR, March 27: The tightening of customs valuation on the direction of Ministry of Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has unleashed fear among industrialists of eastern Nepal.

BIRGUNJ, March 15: Traders have started stockpiling imported goods at the dry port after Minister of Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada directed customs valuation to stop undervaluation of goods at the customs points.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Traders in cahoots with government employees were evading customs duty worth around Rs 350 million each day, according to comparative figures between Friday and the recent past.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 29: Bhairahawa Customs Office missed revenue target in the first half of the current fiscal year.

'Customs system should reform'

January 26, 2018 17:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The need of operating country's customs system as per the international standard has been stressed.

MUMBAI, Jan 19: A probe by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has found that Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of the world's second-largest spirits maker, has allegedly evaded Customs duty of about Rs 6.13 billion in the last six years, sources told The Indian Express.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 18: Revenue mobilization by the Biratnagar Customs Office, which was affected due to collapse of a bridge in bordering India due to August floods, is finally coming back on track.

ILAM, Jan 14: After a series of obstruction on the export of cardamom and ginger, Indian customs office at Panitanki is now obstructing the export of Nepal’s organic tea.

RASUWA, Nov 16: The installation of Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) at the Rasuwagadhi Customs Office has eased customs procedures for both traders and customs officials.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 12: Sugar consuming industries have been disappointed by the recommendation of the Agricultural Development Ministry (MoAD) to increase import duty of sugar by 50 percent.

TIKAPUR, Nov 10: Tikapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI) has requested the officials of Khakraula Small Customs Office in Kailali to step up vigil on illegal import of goods from India.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 1: An Indian truck with registration UP 35 T 7307 loaded with electrical appliances worth Rs 2 million entered Nepal on Saturday evening without completing customs procedures.

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Smuggling rife at Maheshpur small customs

September 23, 2017 09:40 am

BUTWAL, Sept 22: Smuggling is flourishing through Maheshpur border checkpoint of Nawalparasi district with Sources say police are also involved in smuggling.