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SUB - CHAPTER - 2

  CONCESSIONS FOR NON- TOURIST PASSENGERS

                                                    

Application:- This Sub – Chapter shall apply to the baggage of all incoming passengers except those mentioned years or above shall be entitled to full allowances;

Admissibility of allowances:-
            
  1) Subject to the duration of  stay abroad, passengers aged eighteen years or above shall be entitled to full allowances.  

   2) Allowances shall not be admissible if:-                  

a)  The goods do not arrive from the country where the passenger normally resided prior to arriving in Pakistan.

b)  Goods are in commercial quantity ;or

c)  Goods are not shipping within fifteen days of the passenger’s arrival in Pakistan in case of air cargo and within thirty days of his arrival in case of goods coming by sea or land and do not reach Pakistan within thirty days or one hundred and twenty days, respectively.  

Allowances to Passengers with less six months stay abroad:- The following allowances shall be allowed to passengers  with
 less than six months stay abroad, namely:-  

              A) Duty Free Allowance:   

a)      Personal allowance;

b)      Personal jeweler of  the value not exceeding six hundred US dollars for lady passengers only;

c)      A gift allowance to import goods of the value not exceeding two hundred and twenty- five US dollars.

d)      Two personal computers or laptop computers along with printers, monitors, key boards, mouse and 
     cables there of ; and

e)      One mobile phone subject to payment to customs duty and other taxes at the time of activation.       

                B) Dutiable allowance:       

Goods of personal professional or household effect; whether used or not, acquired abroad shall be allowed on payment of customs duty and other taxes without limit subject to the condition that the same is paid in Pak currency or in foreign exchange acceptable to the designated banks’ branches.

 

 

Allowances to Passengers with stay abroad of six months or more:- The following allowances shall be allowed to passengers with six months or more stay abroad, namely; 

     A) Duty Free Allowance:-    

a)      Personal allowance;

b)      Personal jewellery or the value not exceeding one thousand and one hundred US dollar for lady passenger only;

c)      Professional tools, instruments, apparatus and appliances acquired abroad in connection with his profession or
    calling subject to the aggregate value of one thousand and one hundred US dollars;

d)      Personal, Professional or household goods imported as gift allowance subject to the aggregate value of four
     hundred and fifty US dollars;

e)      One portable radio-cum-tap-cassette recorder or CD player of value not exceeding one hundred  US dollar .

f)       Two personal computers or laptop computers along with printers, monitors, keyboards, mouse and cables there
     of; and

g)      One mobile phone subject to payment of customs duty and other taxes at the time of activation.      

    

       B) Dutiable allowances:   

Personal or professional goods or household effects whether used or not, acquired abroad shall be allowed on payment of customs- duty and other taxes without limit subject to the condition that the same is paid in Pak currency or in foreign exchange acceptable to the designated bank’s branches.

Allowances to passengers under eighteen years of age:- The following allowances shall be allowed to passengers under eighteen years of age, namely;          

     a)  Personal wearing apparel, Clothing accessories, and goods of personal use which are in the actual use of the passenger; and

b)  Any other goods or personal effects whether, used or not, acquired abroad on payment of customs duty and other taxes subject  to the aggregate value not exceeding two hundred and twenty-five US dollars.        

Special allowances to overseas Pakistan:- The following special allowances shall be allowed to overseas Pakistan, namely;- 

  1. Such overseas Pakistanis who have remitted two thousand and five hundred or more US dollars to Pakistan through the normal banking channels during one year proceeding their date of arrival may avail the duty free allowance of seven hundred US dollars. This facility, however, will be admissible once in a calendar year; 

  2. Such overseas Pakistanis who have remitted ten thousand or more US dollars to Pakistan through normal banking channels during one year preceding their date of arrival may avail the duty free allowance of twelve hundred US dollars, However, the said facility will be admissible once in a calendar year.

Re-import of baggage:- Goods otherwise liable to customs- duty and other taxes shall, upon return of the passenger, be importable free of  customs-duty and other taxes, if taken out of Pakistan against export certificate obtained from an Assistant Collector of Customs at the time of the passenger’s departure.

Purchase from duty free shops:-

(1) A passenger shall be entitled to purchase from a duty free shop outlet items of bona fide personal fide personal, professional or house hold use, free of customs, duty and other taxes within the following limit, namely;-   

               a)      with stay abroad of less than six months……………US $ 225/

b)      with stay abroad of six months or more……………..US$ 450/

c)      overseas Pakistanis according to the entitlement specified in rule 15.

(2) A  passenger shall be entitled to purchase from duty free shop outlet goods of personal, professional or household effect, on payment of customs duty and other taxes within limit subject to the condition that the same is paid in Pak currency or in foreign exchange acceptable to the designated bank’s braches.   

(3) The purchase of goods from a duty free shop out let shall be permissible within a period of two months from the date of arrival of a passenger.

Duty free baggage concession in case of unaccompanied baggage in lieu of purchases from duty free shop :-Duty free baggage concession as provided in rule 17 may be availed by a passenger either through purchases from a duty free shop outlet or for his unaccompanied baggage. However, if a passenger opts to make purchases from duty free shop outlet, goods imported as unaccompanied baggage shall be charged to customs-duty and other taxes in Pak currency or in foreign exchange acceptable to the designated bank’s branches except personal wearing apparel and books. 

contents posted thanks to Central Board of Revenue

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