Breaking: Govt Increases Import Duty on Mobile Phones Again

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government has increased the import duty on imported mobile phones to 44-52%, media reports say.

Previously, the duty on imported phones was 15 percent which has now increased threefold.

According to Electronic Dealers’ Association (EDA), the federal government has doubled the taxes, income tax, GST, duties and levies on imported mobile phones.

Besides this, it has also imposed a ‘Type Approval’ condition on imported gadgets.

President EDA, Mohammad Rizwan said that the decision will have drastic effects on the industry.

The prices of mobile phones will rise by as much as Rs.20,000 after the new taxes and duties, he said.

More to come…

Via: Geo


  • Very soon Nokia 3310 will be sold at Rs. 16,000/- in New Pakistan.
    44-56% duty.
    15% sales tax.
    That is 75% tax.
    On imported vehicles GOP imposed 50-60% tax.
    Dam fund raised 9.1 billion and expense on dam’s advertisement 13 billion.

    This is how tabdeeli delivers to awam.

  • Ye toh keh rahe hain banda naya phone le he na na industry rahe phones ki na import ho. Bc samjh nai aati is policy ki :/

  • Oil lobby is so strong in Pakistan that they have bought off our rulers. Oil makes up 23% of our imports but they are taxing mobile phones instead.

    Forex reserves are fast evaporating because of this idiotic policy. Now below $7bn:

    tribune dot com dot pk/story/1890600/2-sbp-reserves-fall-2-09-go-7b-mark/

  • PTI Govt. has already provided relief by reducing Tax on Luxury Cars by 400%, so this should be considered a balancing act.

  • Seems the news is fake. propakistan has been doing some disappointing things like these for some time now. I they had been in some foreign country they might have been sued by now.

  • Seems the news is fake. propakistan has been doing some disappointing things like these for some time now. I they had been in some foreign country they might have been sued by now.

  • Mery Pakistanio Ghabrana nahi hai. Mobile Costly lagain tou bas 92 k World Cup ki Highlights dekh lena. Agr phr bhe tasalli na ho tou Mujhy yani Apny Kaptan PM ko dekh lena kitna Handsome hoon aur without Parchi English main speech bhe de leta hon. :P

  • How it has increased again? I believe last month, we’ve seen the tax rate / duties increased on imported phones. If the media reports / EDA have reported their findings on the obvious facts now doesn’t mean the tax rates have increased “again”. Again this is a clickbait article, either writers aren’t finding good sources of news so they’re making news up or someone from EDA is sponsoring for this, either of which is unethical. So in a nutshell, what you could have done is updated the title to reflect that EDA has concluded that X% have increased in year X-X compared to previous year.


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