Leather in­dus­try in Pak­istan calls for duty-free im­ports

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Amongst the pro­pos­als pre­sented by the Pak­istan Tan­ners As­so­ci­a­tion are the al­lowance of duty-free im­ports of raw and wet blue hides, as well as tan­ning ma­chiner­ies and ac­ces­sories. They also urged the gov­ern­ment to con­tinue the sales tax zero-rat­ing fa­cil­ity to the ex­port-ori­ented leather com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing all in­puts such as pack­ag­ing ma­te­rial and fuel.the PTA jus­ti­fies such claims with the fact that the coun­try’s ex­ports are in con­stant de­cline. Ac­cord­ing to the PTA , based on the num­bers re­lease by the Pak­istan Bu­reau of Statis­tics, ex­ports of leather footwear in the pe­riod July 2016-April 2017 reached 5.1 mil­lion pairs with a to­tal value of 67.6 mil­lion US dol­lars. This re­flects an in­crease in the quan­ti­ties ex­ported (+6.7%) com­pared to sim­i­lar pe­riod in the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year, but a de­cline in value terms (-6,4%).

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