About Karachi Customs Agents Association
Karachi Customs 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 amicably.
1. M/s. Mohammed Amin Mohammed Siddique. 2. M/s. Velson & James.
3. M/s. M. Subhan & Sons. 4. M/s. Dama Clearing Agencies.
5. M/s. Kakson & Co. 6. M/s. Sheikh Abdul Qadir.
7. M/s. Karabhai Karim. 8. M/s. Edwards & Robertsons.
9. M/s. Salim Sons. 10. M/s. Kaikobad Pestanjee Kakalia.
11. M/s. Eastern Services Ltd. 12. M/s. Hussain Malik Ltd.
13. M/s. Zindani Brothers. 14. M/s. Ghulam Hussain Punjwani.
15. M/s. S. P. Ghandhy & Co. 16. M/s. Afghan Agencies.
17. M/s. Merchant & Sons. 18. 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.