Mobiles Phone More Expensive after FBR Increased Custom Value has caused sturr in the mobile phone industry.
Get Ready for Price Hikes: Mobile Phones in Pakistan Set to Cost More
Brace yourself, Pakistani phone lovers! Prices of your favorite mobile brands are about to take a jump, thanks to a new customs ruling that significantly increases import costs.
The Directorate General of Customs Valuation Karachi has revised customs values for over 1,160 mobile phone models, including popular brands like Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and more.
These revisions reflect the current international market prices, meaning the phones you buy will be closer in cost to their global counterparts.
Even used or refurbished phones brought in by travelers will be valued based on these new higher rates.
Why the Hike?
Previously, mobile phone values were determined using an outdated ruling nearly nine months old. This didn’t accurately reflect current market prices or consider depreciation for older models.
What Does This Mean for You?
Prepare to see significantly higher prices on your favorite smartphones. The exact increase will vary depending on the model but expect higher costs across the board.
The new valuations will be used for phones imported in commercial quantities. For lesser-known models not listed, customs officials will determine values on a case-by-case basis.
The Bottom Line:
This change aims to make phone import costs more consistent with international markets, but it also means pricier devices for Pakistani consumers. Get ready to adjust your budget or consider cheaper alternatives if you’re planning to buy a new phone soon.
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