ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2015

In June 2015, the government of Pakistan announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 30 Jun 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

 On 30 June 2015, Pakistan issued the Notification SRO 601(I)/2015 made the following amendments to the Regulatory Duty (RD) applicable on several items.

  1. Regulatory duty of 15% is withdrawn on Bards, rods, and wires of stainless steel under HS 7221, 7222, and 7223
  2. RD of 15% is withdrawn on bars and rods of silico-manganese steel and other products under HS 7227
  3. RD of 12.5% is withdrawn on tubes, pipes, and hollow profiles, seamless of iron or steel under HS 7304
  4. RD on wires of other alloy steel is increased from 15% to 20% under HS 7229
  5. RD was introduced on the following products - 
    1. Certain organic surface active agents under HS 3402 at 5%
    2. Heavy truck tyres at 10%
    3. Blankets and travelling rugs under HS 6301 at 5%
    4. Waste and scrap of compressor under HS 7204 at 5%
    5. Angles, shapes and sections of iron or non-alloy steel under HS 7216 at 15%
    6. Wires of iron and non-alloy steel under HS 7217 at 15%
    7. Flat rolled products of other alloy steel under HS 7225 and 7226 at 17.5%
    8. Bars and rods of other alloy steel under HS 7227 at 10%
    9. Standard wire, ropes, cables, bands, slings, or iron and steel under HS 7312 and screws, bolts, nuts etc of iron and steel under HS 7318 at 10%
    10. Razors and razor blades under HS 8212 at 5%
    11. Wire, rods, tubes, plates, electrodes of base metal, metal carbides or agglomerated metal powerunder HS 8311 at 10%
    12. Wheeled toys for children and other toys under HS 9503 at 5%

 
The RD applicable on several iron and steel products under this measure was later increased on 21 March 2016 (See related measure).

Inception date: 30 Jun 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

 On 30 June 2015, Pakistan issued the Notification SRO 601(I)/2015 made the following amendments to the Regulatory Duty (RD) applicable on several items.

  1. Regulatory duty of 15% is withdrawn on Bards, rods, and wires of stainless steel under HS 7221, 7222, and 7223
  2. RD of 15% is withdrawn on bars and rods of silico-manganese steel and other products under HS 7227
  3. RD of 12.5% is withdrawn on tubes, pipes, and hollow profiles, seamless of iron or steel under HS 7304
  4. RD on wires of other alloy steel is increased from 15% to 20% under HS 7229
  5. RD was introduced on the following products - 
    1. Certain organic surface active agents under HS 3402 at 5%
    2. Heavy truck tyres at 10%
    3. Blankets and travelling rugs under HS 6301 at 5%
    4. Waste and scrap of compressor under HS 7204 at 5%
    5. Angles, shapes and sections of iron or non-alloy steel under HS 7216 at 15%
    6. Wires of iron and non-alloy steel under HS 7217 at 15%
    7. Flat rolled products of other alloy steel under HS 7225 and 7226 at 17.5%
    8. Bars and rods of other alloy steel under HS 7227 at 10%
    9. Standard wire, ropes, cables, bands, slings, or iron and steel under HS 7312 and screws, bolts, nuts etc of iron and steel under HS 7318 at 10%
    10. Razors and razor blades under HS 8212 at 5%
    11. Wire, rods, tubes, plates, electrodes of base metal, metal carbides or agglomerated metal powerunder HS 8311 at 10%
    12. Wheeled toys for children and other toys under HS 9503 at 5%

 
The RD applicable on several iron and steel products under this measure was later increased on 21 March 2016 (See related measure).