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FBR Increases Customs Duties of Chinese Mobile phone accessories

Directorate General of Customs Valuation Karachi has increased customs values of the accessories of the Chinese-origin mobile phone accessories for correct assessment of duties and taxes at the time of import clearance.

In this regard the directorate General of Customs Valuation Karachi has issued a valuation ruling number 1580 of 2021 to supersede the earlier ruling 1448 of 2020. It is important to mention here that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will charge custom values in US dollars on the import of different types of mobile phone accessories, ranging between $0.06 and $7. The minimum customs values have been fixed on the basis of the specific type of accessory and its origin.

New Ruling Issued to all model customs Collectorates

The directorate circulated the new ruling to all Model Customs Collectorates (MCCs) on Thursday. Directorate has re-determined the values under section 25-A of the Customs Act 1969 after conducting a detailed market survey and hearing the viewpoint of the stakeholders/importers. The directorate has also allocated new Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) headings to each accessory of mobile phone for clearance under the WEBCO system.

Categories of Mobile Phones as per Customs department of FBR

The FBR has categorized the mobile phone accessories into three categories and created three new valuation tables of Category-A (16 items), Category-B (15 items), and Category-C(10 items). According to the new ruling, the minimum customs values of the mobile phone accessories has been enhanced on the import of different types of mobile chargers, car charges, mobile phone batteries, power bank, selfie sticks, glass protectors, mobile phone handsfree, Bluetooth handsfree, desktop battery charger, earphones with smart jack, wired headphones, wireless headphones, mobile data charging cable, card readers, wireless charger stand/pad, mobile charger smart jack, pouch, built-in mobile battery, mobile bar phones and other accessories specified in the new ruling.

The ruling added that the values of the mobile phone accessories of the Apple brand and official partner of Apple are available on the Apple website. Customs officials should refer to the said website for the accurate assessment of duties at the import stage.

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