The Directorate General of Customs Valuation Karachi has increased the custom values of Chinese mobile phone brands’ accessories for accurate assessment of duties and taxes at the import stage. The directorate has issued a valuation ruling number 1580 of 2021 to replace the earlier ruling 1448 of 2020, as per a report by Business Recorder.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will now charge custom values in US Dollars on the import of Chinese mobile phone accessories, which range between $0.06 to $7. The minimum custom values on these mobile phone accessories have been fixed based on the type of the accessory and the origin.
The directorate has informed about the new ruling to all Model Customs Collectorates (MCCs) on Thursday. Furthermore, the directorate has re-determined the values under section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969. The final decision was made after a detailed market survey and hearing the viewpoint of the stakeholders / importers.
Moreover, the directorate has also allocated new Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) headings to each mobile phone accessory for clearance under the WEBCO system. The FBR put the mobile phone accessories into three categories and created three new valuation tables of category-A, consisting of 16 items, category-B, consisting of 15 items, and category-C, consisting of 10 items.
As a result of the new ruling, the minimum customs values of the mobile phone accessories has been enhanced on the import of various types of mobile chargers, car charges, mobile phone batteries, power bank, selfie sticks, glass protectors, mobile phone hands free, Bluetooth handsfree, desktop battery charger, ear phones 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 also added that values of mobile phone accessories of Apple brand and their official partner are available on the Apple website, which should be referred to by the Custom officials in order to get an accurate assessment of duties at the import stage.