Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will not charge additional customs duty (ADC) and regulatory duty (RD) on the import of many textile items. The board issued a notification to this effect recently. It also abolished regulatory duty on import of a few other items. Regulatory duty would not be applied on woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn and artificial staple fibre.
The items not subject to the additional customs duty include yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale; other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres; waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garneted stock; garneted stock of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair; wool and fine or coarse animal hair, carded or combed (including combed wool in fragments).
Other items not subjected to the ADC included sewing thread of man-made filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale of synthetic filaments/artificial filaments and synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex and woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing 85 percent or more by weight of synthetic staple fibres, according to Pakistani media reports.