The Karachi Customs Valuation Branch has increased the customs values of Chinese brand cell phone accessories for accurate assessment of duties and taxes at the import stage. Management issued assessment decision number 1580 from 2021 to replace earlier decision 1448 from 2020, according to a report from Business recorder.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will now charge custom U.S. dollar values on importing Chinese mobile phone accessories, which range between $ 0.06 and $ 7. The minimum personalized values on these mobile phone accessories have been set according to the type of accessory and the origin.
Management on Thursday informed all models of Customs Collectors (MCCs) of the new decision. In addition, management redefined the values under Section 25-A of the 1969 Customs Act. The final decision was taken after detailed market research and after hearing the views of stakeholders / importers. .
In addition, management has also assigned new Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) headings to each mobile phone accessory for customs clearance under the WEBCO system. The FBR classified mobile phone accessories into three categories and created three new rating tables of Category A, consisting of 16 items, Category B, consisting of 15 items, and Category C, consisting of 10 articles.
As a result of the new ruling, the minimum customs values of cell phone accessories have been improved for the import of various types of cell phone chargers, car chargers, cell phone batteries, power banks, selfie sticks, glass protectors, hands-free cell phones. , Bluetooth hands-free, desktop battery charger, earphones with smart plug, wired headset, wireless headset, mobile data charging cable, card readers, wireless charger stand / pad, smart plug for mobile charger, pouch, integrated mobile battery, mobile bar phones and other accessories specified in the new regulation.
The ruling also added that the values of Apple-branded mobile phone accessories and their official partner are available on Apple’s website, which customs officials should refer to in order to get an accurate assessment of the duty to pay. import stage.
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