FBR moves to slash up to 50% duties on import of mobile phones

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is proposed to reduce regulatory duty (RD) on imported phones. Overall tax collection will not be affected as lesser duties will encourage people to import more mobiles phones.

In this regard a summary is forwarded to the ministry of Finance. It says the move is aimed at providing relief to the common man.

It is expected that reduction in duties will ultimately increase import volume of mobiles phones in Pakistan, the summary said, adding that it will neutralize the otherwise negative impact of this measure.

The proposed reduction in regulation duty on the handsets within the range of $100 to $200, where the current Regulatory Duty rate of Rs. 2,430 has been reduced by more than half to Rs. 1200.

Similarly,  the RD of smartphones worth above $200 and up to $350 will be slashed by Rs. 740, while phones above $350 and under $500 be given relief up to Rs. 4500.

For more details, see the table below:

Mobile Phones
(C&F Value in USD)
Existing RD (Rs)Proposed RD (Rs)
Upto 30165165
Above 30 and upto 10016201000
Above 100 and upto 20024301200
Above 200 and upto 35032402500
Above 350 and upto 50094505000
Above 500166509000

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