Customs duty increased to 16 percent


The customs duty has been raised from 15 to 16 percent on the import of 508 items including components for the assembly/manufacture of vehicles, in any kit form, CNG compressors, artillery weapons, hand tools used in agriculture, horticulture or forestry, Phthalic anhydride, Pure terephthalic acid (PTA), fabrics of noil silk, vegetables, fruits, copper springs, wheat gluten, yeasts, prepared baking powders, sandstone, plasters, slack wax, acetone, dyes, synthetic, rolling coating printing ink, shoe adhesives, thermal fax paper, industrial fatty alcohols and compound plasticizers for rubber or plastics.

Under the amended Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) issued through Finance Bill 2016, import duty has also been raised from 10 to 11 percent on import of 900 items including Unani, ayurvedic and other oriental type medicine, Homeopathic medicines, Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient, dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements, polishes, creams and similar preparations for the maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other woodwork; fowls of the species Gallus domesticus (chicken); instant coffee in bulk/retail packs; oil-cake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of soya bean oil, tobacco, not stemmed /striped; partly or wholly stemmed/ stripped and tobacco refuse, petroleum jelly, Paraffin wax containing by weight less than 0.75 % of oil, sugars, chemically pure, other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose; sugar ethers, sugar acetals and sugar esters, and their salts, other than products of heading 29. 37, 29. 38 or 29.39 and biodiesel and mixtures thereof, not containing or containing less than 70 % by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals, parings and other waste of leather or of composition leather, not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles; leather dust, powder and flour and newsprint (4801.0000) in rolls or sheets and filter paper and paperboard.

Other items now subjected to 16 percent duty included piston type air compressors, screw compressors, CNG compressors, air curtains and turbo chargers, limestone flux used for the manufacture of lime or cement, woven fabrics of other vegetable textile fibres; glass beads, imitation pearls, imitation precious or semi-precious stones and similar glass small wares, woven fabrics of paper yarn, crude or roughly trimmed – Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape, ecaussine and other calcareous monumental or building stone; alabaster – Crude or roughly trimmed – Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape; sandstone – Other monumental or building stone; pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in subheading; tarred macadam of marble; limestone flux; limestone and other calcareous stone, of a kind used for the manufacture of lime or cement.

Duty has also been raised from 15 to 16 percent on the import of Direct dyes and preparations based thereon, Indigo blue other, reactive dyes and preparations based thereon, pigments and preparations based thereon, dyes, sulphur, dyes, synthetic, colour lakes; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter based on colour lakes, containing 80% or more by weight of titanium dioxide calculated on the dry matter, chrome yellow, ultramarine and preparations based thereon, lithopone, pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds, pigments and preparations based on hexacyanoferrates (ferrocyanides and ferricyanides) and inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, printing gum (preparation of modified starches with other gums having specific application in textile printing of a kind used in the paper or like industries of a kind used in the leather or like industries, anti-sealing compounds and stencil correctors and other correcting fluids, washers and other seals of rubber, filter blocks, slabs and plates, of paper pulp, Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti, fabrics of noil silk, other fabrics, containing 85 % or more by weight of silk or of silk waste other than noil silk and Meranti Bakau and preforms made from polyethylene terephthalate.

The FBR will collect 16 percent duty on the import of woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters, woven fabrics obtained from strip and the like, fabrics specified in Note 9 to Section XI, unbleached or bleached, dyed of yarns of different colours, printed, unbleached or bleached, dyed, of yarns of different colours, printed, containing 85% or more by weight of nontextured polyester filaments, woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of viscose rayon, unbleached or bleached, dyed, of yarns of different colours and refractory products of a kind used in industrial ovens, kilns and furnaces and lead waste and scrap (sheets, strip and foil of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2mm).

Duty has been increased from 15 to 16 percent on the import of spades and shovels, mattocks, picks, hoes and rakes, axes, bill hooks and similar hewing tools, secateurs and similar one-handed pruners and shears (including poultry shears), hedge shears, two-handed pruning shears and similar two-handed shears, other hand tools of a kin used in agriculture, horticulture or forestry, bearing housings, incorporating ball or roller bearings and other safety lamps; Morse signalling lamps; examination lamps.

Duty at the rate of 16 percent would be applicable on the import of free wheel sprocket wheel for bicycle, trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof, trailers and semi-trailers of the caravan type, for housing or camping, components for the assembly / manufacture of vehicles, in any kit form, self-loading or self-unloading trailers and semitrailers for agriculture purposes, components for the assembly / manufacture of vehicles, in any kit form, other trailers and semi-trailers for the transport of goods, tanker trailers and tanker semi-trailers, components for the assembly / manufacture of vehicles, in any kit form.

Sixteen percent duty would be collected on the import of artillery weapons (for example, guns, howitzers and mortars), rocket launchers; flame-throwers; grenade launchers; torpedo tubes and similar projectors, fully automatic shotguns, bolt action, semi-automatic, fully automatic, machine-guns, fully automatic pistols, revolvers, pistols, single barrel, semi-automatic or otherwise, pistols, multiple barrel, firing mechanisms, frames and receivers, Barrels, Pistons, locking lugs and gas buffers, Magazines and parts thereof, Silencers(sound moderators) and parts thereof, flash eliminators and parts thereof and breeches, bolts (gunlocks) and bolt carriers. -Business Recorder

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