FBR Announces A New Tax System for Imported Car Parts

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to do away with the system of clearing inbound automotive parts on weight basis. In the coming days, custom duties and other taxes on the imported automotive parts will be imposed on per unit basis.

Earlier this month in Karachi, PAAPAM representatives held a meeting with senior FBR officials lamenting the losses incurred to the national exchequer due to the current system.

After the meeting, FBR directed its Evaluation Directorate to shift to unit-based system for clearance of imported automotive parts by rendering changes in the weight-based system.

The new system will come into effect from the next month which will help raise billions in taxes.

The Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) has lauded the FBR’s decision saying the adoption of new system will help the country on the economic front.


  • I would suggest/reccomend to the Honorable FBR to evaluate the customs duties/taxes, sales tax keeping in view to consideration of “Climate Change” reccomendations world wide, with challenges Pakistan facing/likely face. Parts/accessories that would help improve auto performance/adhere to Climate Change as changing the car/auto to Hybrid with addition of kit. Solar/PV usage for car, bus, truck, motor cycle, whereby the solar/PV will charge the battery for clean running of autos, as already in Japan experimented, and help available to support the cause of Climate Change in Pakistan.


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