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:
(C&F Value in USD)
|Existing RD (Rs)||Proposed RD (Rs)|
|Above 30 and upto 100||1620||1000|
|Above 100 and upto 200||2430||1200|
|Above 200 and upto 350||3240||2500|
|Above 350 and upto 500||9450||5000|
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Imtiaz Arshad is the founder of Glisten Pakistan. He has over 6 years of experience in blog writing and content management in the technology sector.