LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Collector Jamil Nasir has sought proposals from the businessmen dealing with used and new mobile phones for introducing new customs tariff.
During a meeting held with Hafeez Centre Traders Welfare League, the collector assured the traders of rationalization of customs tariff in the results of the proposals to be submitted by the traders.
Additional Collector Rashid Tanveer, Deputy Collector Usman Tariq, LCCI President Almas Hyder, Vice-President Shahzad Nasir, EC Member Malik Kaleem, Malik Amanat, Arshad and others were present in the meeting.
The traders demanded that the used mobiles import should be allowed to save the country from unemployment as millions of traders are conducting the business. They said that traders are ready to pay duty and taxes on the import of used mobiles.
The demanded that type approve clause must be suspended because this implementation will discourage import by common traders. They said that duty slabs must be defined to categorize duty policy.
They also said that duty assessment for new and used mobiles should be according to international values but not on retail values. Due to continuous variation in mobile phone rates, duty rates must be renewed after every three months, the added.
They said that duty assessment for new and used mobiles must be separated because same duty rates will increase economic sufferings of traders and will also badly affect the purchasing power of customers.