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  • 6.5.2-MARKET PROFILES-AN ANALYSIS OF THE TARIFF STRUCTURE OF IMPORTS

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  • An analysis of the tariff structure of imports

    Chapter 6 - Market profiles - Pakistan 

     
     

    Tariff structure

    Raw cotton not carded or combed is exempt from customs duty and sales tax under the Import Policy Order 2006. Charges paid by the spinner from the port to the warehouse are 3.32% of the C&F import price as illustrated below:

     

    United States cents per kg

    (I) Let C&F price of imported cotton be 
    100.00 
    (ii) Insurance charges paid to the shipping company
    @ 0.20 % of the invoice value
     
    0.20 
    (iii) Fumigation charges @ Rs. 20 per bale of 220 kg 
    0.15 
    (iv) ETO (Excise and Taxation Office) charges
    @ 0.5 % of invoice value
     
    0.50 
    (v) Terminal handling charges @ Rs. 8,500 per container
    of 80 bales or 17,600 kg
     
    0.79 
    (vi) Wharfage charges by Karachi Port Trust @ Rs. 5,500 per container of 80 bales or 17,600 kg 
    0.51 
    (vii) Clearing and forwarding agent’s commission @ 0.5 % of invoice value 
    0.50 
    (viii) Letter of credit opening charges by bank@ 0.35 %
    of invoice value
     
    0.35 
    (ix) Insurance charges from port to spinner’s warehouse
    @ Rs. 750 per container of 80 bales or 17,600 kg
     
    0.07 
    (x) Miscellaneous expenses 
    0.25 
    (xi) Total charges from (ii) to (x) 
    3.32 
    (xii) Final import price (I) + (xi) 
    103.32 

     

    The entire international trade of Pakistan is conducted on multilateral basis. There is zero rating customs duty and therefore no preferential treatment.