Customs Agents Association
Agents Association (KCAA) [formerly Karachi Customs Agents
Group (KCAG)] was established in 1965, an idea formulated by
few prominent customs agents of that time who were
experiencing difficulties in clearing & forwarding of the
goods through customs and port authorities. They felt the
need for a cohesive body to represent their interests.
Hence, the customs agents mentioned below had a meeting to
discuss the problems they were facing and how to solve them
M/s. Mohammed Amin
Mohammed Siddique. 2. M/s. Velson & James.
3. M/s. M. Subhan &
M/s. Dama Clearing Agencies.
5. M/s. Kakson &
6. M/s. Sheikh Abdul Qadir.
7. M/s. Karabhai Karim.
8. M/s. Edwards & Robertsons.
9. M/s. Salim
10. M/s. Kaikobad Pestanjee Kakalia.
11. M/s. Eastern Services
Ltd. 12. M/s.
Hussain Malik Ltd.
13. M/s. Zindani
14. M/s. Ghulam Hussain Punjwani.
15. M/s. S. P. Ghandhy &
Co. 16. M/s.
17. M/s. Merchant &
M/s. Universal Expeditors Ltd.
19. M/s. Sidiqeen Traders.
A major decision
coming out of this meeting was the setting up a steering
committee with specific terms of reference. Its main
objective was to draft bye-laws and spearheads for the
formation of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA)
[formerly Karachi Customs Agents Group (KCAG)]. It is
important to highlight the fact that Karachi Customs Agents
Association [formerly Karachi Customs Agents Group (KCAG)]
was not formed by the customs agents for any other purpose,
but to guarantee effective representation of themselves as
professionals. They also decided to have effective
regulatory body governing their operations. More directly,
they felt duty-bound to ensure by maintaining a high
standard of professional customs clearance service that the
interests of their clients, the government and their members
were well served.
By virtue of
D.T.O. Order & Rules in 2001, the affiliation of Karachi
Customs agents Group was dis-continued with the Karachi
Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi. The elected
Managing committee 2005-2006, through their General
Secretary, scrutinized and highlighted the matter regarding
non-registration of group, and initiated to give legal
status and lawful protection to Karachi Customs Agents Group
/ Association, in order to gain recognition under the law
and work effectively upon registration U/s 42 of the
Companies Ordinance 1984, The Managing Committee for the
year 2005-2006 vide Committee Resolution dated 28-11-2005,
approved/resolved to meet the deficiencies and to register
the said Association under the name and style of Karachi
Customs Agents Association, and to transfer all and entire
working, affairs, operations, assets and liabilities etc.,
of Karachi Customs Agents Group to Karachi Customs Agents
Association upon registration under the above-named law.
On 18th May
2006, by the Grace of Al-Mighty Allah, Karachi Customs
Agents Group has now been registered as a Trade Body under
section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984, as "KARACHI
CUSTOMS AGENTS ASSOCIATION".
A summary of the
Karachi Customs Agents Association's [formerly Karachi
Customs Agents Group (KCAG)] experiences over the last 48
years fully validate that altruistic ideas guided their
development. But, even more importantly, the well-deserved
recognition and prestige they have gained from government
and the private sector, clearly proves their wisdom and the
correctness of their decision.