Budget 2022 showcases a massive increase in imported mobile phones’ levy

Reports state that a new levy of up to Rs. 16,000 has been proposed for the import of mobile phone through the Finance Bill, 2022.

Details of the Finance Bill proposal

According to the Finance Bill, there shall be a mobile handset levy at the rates specified on smartphones of different price categories. Here’s the levy breakdown set on mobile phones under the proposal:

  • There will be a levy of Rs. 100 per set on a mobile phone with cost and freight (C&F) value of up to $30.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value between $30 and $100 will be 200.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value between $101 and $200 will be 600.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value between $201 and $350 will be 1800.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value between $351 and $500 will be 4000.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value between $501 and $700 will be 8000.
  • The rate of levy per set on mobile phones having a C&F value of above $701 will be 16000.
Sr.Mobile Phones having C&F Value (US Dollars)Rate of levy per set in Pak Rupees
1.Up to 30100
2.Above 30 and up to 100200
3.Above 101 and up to 200600
4.Above 201 and up to 3501800
5.Above 350 and up to 5004000
6.Above 501 and up to 7008000
7.701 and above16000

Sources state that the government has estimated revenue of Rs. 10 billion from the levy on the import of mobile phones.

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