Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Pakistan uses the Harmonized System to classify goods. Customs duties are levied on ad-valorem basis. Pakistan’s overall average applied tariff in 2018 was 10.09 percent. In the 2018 budget, the government reduced the maximum general tariff rate from 25 percent to 20 percent (except for vehicles) and simplified the tariff structure by reducing the number of duty brackets from six to four. Other than customs duty, the government charges 17.0 percent sales tax on the duty paid value of a variety of goods produced in or imported into the country. Customs duty and other charges are payable in Pakistani rupees.
Export subsidies - Pakistan seeks to encourage exports through rebates of import duties, sales taxes, and income taxes, as well as through subsidized export financing.