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The Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on Sail and Marlin fish has been reduced from "10% or Rs. 75 per kg." to Rs. 25 per kg. This levy is valid for 3 months.
Further, an SCL of Rs. 10 per kg. was imposed on maize imports for a period of 6 months. The SCL is a composite levy i.e. it replaces all other applicable import duties and taxes. Earlier, maize attracted a customs duty of 15%, a 15% VAT, a 7.5% Port and Airport Levy, 2% Nation Building Tax and 35% cess per kilogram of maize.
The SCL on maize has been extended for a period of 31 days commencing 1 February 2018 through Extraordinary Gazette No. 2056/33.
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