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FBR Abolishes 10% Processing Fee On Afghan Transit Trade Cargo

The 10 percent processing fee on five major categories of Afghan transit commercial goods covering confectionaries/chocolates, footwear, machinery, blankets/ home textiles, and garments would not be applicable on the Afghan Transit Trade cargo arrived at Pakistani ports from October 3 to November 16, 2023.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued S.R.O. 1112 (I)2023 on Monday to amend SRO.1380(1)/2023.

The provisions of this Notification shall not be applicable to the Afghan Transit Trade cargo that arrived at Pakistani ports as determined from the berthing date of the vessel during the period commencing on October 3, 2023, and ending on November 16, 2023, and shall apply thereafter, FBR’s new notification added.

In October 2023, the FBR issued an SRO.1380(I)/2023 for the imposition of the said processing fee on five major categories of Afghan transit commercial goods.

The federal government had imposed a processing fee at the rate of 10 percent ad valorem on the following Afghan transit Commercial goods imported into Afghanistan in transit via Pakistan: Major categories, subjected to a 10 percent fee, included confectionaries and chocolates covered under the Pakistan Customs Tariff headings (HS Codes) 1704.1000, 1704.9010, 1704.9090, 1804.0000, 1805.0000, 1806.2010, 1806.2090, 1806.3100, 1806.3200 and HS code 1806.9000.

Footwear category covered under the HS codes of 6401.9200, 6401.9900, 6402.1900, 6402.2000, 6402.9900, 6403.1900, 6403.4000, 6403.5900, 6403.9100, 6403.9900, 6404.1100, 6404.1900, 6404.2000, 6405.1000, 6405.2000, 6405.9010, 6405.9090, 6406.1000, 6406.2010, 6406.2090 and 6406.9000.

A wide range of machinery (Mechanical and Electrical) of chapters 84 and 85 are subjected to a 10 percent fee excluding Home Appliances (CBUs).

The electrical machinery covers related equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles.

Blankets and Home Textiles covered under the HS Codes, i.e., 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, and 6310 are subjected to a 10 percent fee.

Garments, subjected to 10 percent fee, covered under HS codes of 6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105, 6106, 6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6210, 6211, 6212, 6213, 6214, 6215, 6216 and 6217.

The provisions of this notification shall not be applicable to the Afghan Transit Goods Declarations (AT-GDs) filed prior to issuance of this notification, it added.

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