Import duty on more than 7,000 luxury items increased
Prices of imported food of pets, including dogs and cats, have also been raised.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has issued a notification of the imposition of new taxes following the passage of the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20.
The items which are affected the most include cosmetics, imported goods of domestic usage and edible products.
According to the notification, a customs duty of 50 percent has been imposed on other items including imported perfumes, jewelry, glasses, beauty products, soaps, shaving kits and contact lens.
Prices of other edibles including imported jams, jellies, chocolates and juices have also been raised.
A duty of 35 percent has been imposed on imported cigar and tobacco, 15 percent on imported coffee, and 20 percent on imported ice cream.
Prices of imported food of pets, including dogs and cats, have also been revised.
Another 10 percent tax has been imposed on imported honey, mushrooms, tin-pack vegetables and fruit, butter, cheese, eggs, flour, corn and psyllium husk.
Furthermore, 20 percent tax will be charged on imported cocoa powder, chocolate paste, sugar, biscuits, cakes, almonds, roasted dry fruit, pastries and bread.