Traders urge FBR to lower custom duties

Staff Reporter

Mr. Khalid Waheed chairman All Pakistan Importers & Dealers Association appeal to the FBR to lower the custom duties and with draw the Addition custom duty on the commercial import of motorcycle’s spare parts.

He said on Commercial import of motorcycle spare parts, Custom Duty 35%, Addition Custom duty 11% sales tax 17% Income tax 5.5% and finally GST total impact of taxes becomes 93% at the import stage which makes the spare parts a super Luxury item to buy by the poor motorcyclist.

The trade is on the brink of collapse due tohigher rate of duty &taxes at the import stage and rising share of smuggled spare parts throughout the country.

In the absence of proper transportation system in the country especially at Karachi where 50% commuting is by motorcycles by the poor to go to the their jobs every day,registered motorcycle are 15 million means 15 million poor people are paying y 93% tax on the maintenance of their motorcycle after buying the motorcycles on monthly installment FBR put heavy burden on them to recover 93% taxessuch a huge taxes is un imaginable not even the Luxury items can match with it.