India Denies MFN to Pakistan

      Duty Hiked to 200 percent

      All Goods Imported from Pakistan under Emergency Powers to Amend Customs Tariff Act, 1975

      New Tariff Line 9806 00 00 Introduced

      Existing Tariff Rates and Notification are inoperative since all goods will be classified in specific heading 9806 and not in Chapter heading

      No amendment in notifications for Preferential Duties on Pak create confusion

      Goods in transit and Passengers Baggage specially hit as all must pay 200% duty plus 10% surcharge plus 18% IGST big total to astounding 275.80%

      Non Consultation with Pak Violative of GATT Art I

      SAPTA and DAFTA up in the Air

      Goods in Transit from Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia passing through Pakistan will also face the 200% duty

[Notification No.05/2019-Customs dated 16 February 2019]

Seeks to insert tariff item 9806 00 00 in chapter 98 of the First schedule to Customs tariff act, 1975 to impose basic customs duty of 200% on all goods originating in or exported from Pakistan.

WHEREAS, the Central Government is satisfied that the import duty leviable on all goods originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, falling under the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), should be increased and that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action.

NOW, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8A of the Customs Tariff Act, the Central Government, hereby directs that the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, shall be amended in the following manner, namely:-

In the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, in Section XXI, in Chapter 98, after tariff item 9805 90 00 and the entries relating thereto, the following tariff item and entries shall be inserted, namely: -

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

9806 00 00

All goods originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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200 %

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[F.No.354/40/2019 -TRU]