Duty Rates and Taxes:
After reaching Pakistan one has to pay the duty and tax that is charged by the authorities after calculating through CIF valuation-method. The rates are revised very often, usually every financial year, and they are applicable to every import. It is not necessary that duty has to be paid on every imported object. There are certain things on which it is obligatory to pay tax and duty. The calculation is very simple, the team asks about the total value of the cargo and the insurance and freight charges. All this information calculates the tax payable on the goods. Sometimes when the cargo is in bulk, the authorities charge tax according to the per unit rate.
If the cargo lies purely under the import category then imports are subjected to GST (general sales tax) and VAT duties. The excise duty is to be paid on certain not all imports while import regulatory duty is mandatory on all imports.
The duty rates vary from 0-100 percent, while the average rate on general imports is 21 percent. However, there are some electronic products that can be transported duty-free one of the examples is laptops that have 0 percent duty on them for importing in Pakistan.
If the sales tax is applicable to the cargo then normal rate is 17 percent but if reduced it can become as less as 5 percent.