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Customs reviews Valuation Ruling of gas stove after stakeholders’ protest

Customs reviews Valuation Ruling of gas stove after stakeholders’ protest

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has reviewed the Customs values of gas stoves and its parts after grave concerns were raised by the stakeholders over the issuance of high Customs values of such items through Valuation Ruling No. 607/2013 on November 7.

The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has re-determined the Customs values of gas stoves and its parts under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969 and issued a Valuation Ruling No. 618 in this regard.

The sources in Customs Valuation Department told Customs Today that after the issuance of VR No.607, the stakeholders were agitated and they were of the views that the values determined therein in fact pertained to gas stoves of Italy/EU origins and values of stoves of Chinese origin were on lower side.

They further said that the officials concerned in the valuation department, after passing a month, realised that the stakeholders were right in raising the issue and initiated an exercise to determine the Customs values of Chinese origin gas stoves.

According to the VR No. 618, the Customs values of gas stove (1 burner), all brands from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins has been fixed at $20 per Unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.1000, 7321.1190.1000, 7321.1200.1000, 7321.1900.1000, 7321.8100.1000, 7321.8200.1000 and 7321.8900.1000.

The Customs values of gas stove (2 burner), all brands from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins has been determined at $25 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.2000, 7321.1190.2000, 7321.1200.2000, 7321.1900.2000, 7321.8100.2000, 7321.8200.2000 and 7321.8900.2000.

Similarly, the Customs values of gas stove (3 burners), all brands from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins has been fixed at $30per unit with PCT 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.3000, 7321.1190.3000, 7321.1200.3000, 7321.1900.3000, 7321.8100.3000, 7321.8200.3000and 7321.8900.3000.

Likewise, the Customs values of gas stove (4 burners), all brands from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins has been fixed at $40 per Unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.4000, 7321.1190.4000, 7321.1200.4000, 7321.1900.4000, 7321.8100.4000, 7321.8200.4000 and 7321.8900.4000.

The Customs values of the gas stove (5 burners), all brands from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins has been fixed at $45 per Unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.5000, 7321.1190.5000, 7321.1200.5000, 7321.1900.5000, 7321.8100.5000, 7321.8200.5000 and 7321.8900.5000.

The Customs values of gas stove (6 burners), all brands from the origins of Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain has been fixed at $60 per Unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.6000, 7321.1190.6000, 7321.1200.6000, 7321.1900.6000, 7321.8100.6000, 7321.8200.6000 and 7321.8900.6000.

The Customs values of gas stove (1 burner), brands Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline of Chinese origin has been fixed at $16 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.7000, 7321.1190.7000, 7321.1200.7000, 7321.1900.7000, 7321.8100.7000, 7321.8200.7000 and 7321.8900.7000.

Similarly, the Customs values of gas stove (2 burner), brands Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline of Chinese origin has been fixed at $22 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.8000, 7321.1190.8000, 7321.1200.8000, 7321.1900.8000, 7321.8100.8000, 7321.8200.8000 and 7321.8900.8000.

The Customs values of gas stove (3 burner), brands Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline of Chinese origin has been fixed at $28 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.9000, 7321.1190.9000, 7321.1200.9000, 7321.1900.9000, 7321.8100.9000, 7321.8200.9000 and 7321.8900.9000.

The Customs values of the gas stove (4 burner), brands, Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline of Chinese origin has been fixed at $36 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.11000, 7321.1190.11000, 7321.1200.11000, 7321.1900.11000, 7321.8100.11000, 7321.8200.11000 and 7321.8900.11000.

Similarly, the Customs values of the gas stove (5 burner), brands Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline from China has been fixed at $42 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.12000, 7321.1190.12000, 7321.1200.12000, 7321.1900.12000, 7321.8100.12000, 7321.8200.12000 and 7321.8900.12000.

Likewise, the Customs values of the gas stove (6 burners), brands Fotile, Robam, Medas, Arda, Tekka and Technoline from China has been fixed at $48 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.13000, 7321.1190.13000, 7321.1200.13000, 7321.1900.13000, 7321.8100.13000, 7321.8200.13000 and 7321.8900.13000.

The Customs value of gas stove (1 burner), other brands of Chinese has been fixed at $8 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.14000, 7321.1190.14000, 7321.1200.14000, 7321.1900.14000, 7321.8100.14000, 7321.8200.14000 and 7321.8900.14000.

Likewise, the Customs value of the gas stove (2 burners), other brands from China has been fixed at $12 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.15000, 7321.1190.15000, 7321.1200.15000, 7321.1900.15000, 7321.8100.15000, 7321.8200.15000 and 7321.8900.15000.

The Customs values of gas stove (3 burners), other brands from China has been fixed at $16per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.16000, 7321.1190.16000, 7321.1200.16000, 7321.1900.16000, 7321.8100.16000, 7321.8200.16000 and 7321.8900.16000.

The Customs values of gas stove (4 burners), other brands from China has been fixed at $20per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.17000, 7321.1190.17000, 7321.1200.17000, 7321.1900.17000, 7321.8100.17000, 7321.8200.17000 and 7321.8900.17000.

The Customs value of gas stove (5 burners), other brands from China has been fixed at $24per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.18000, 7321.1190.18000, 7321.1200.18000, 7321.1900.18000, 7321.8100.18000, 7321.8200.18000 and 7321.8900.18000.

The Customs value of gas stove (6 burners), other brands of Chinese origin has been fixed at $28per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.19000, 7321.1190.19000, 7321.1200.19000, 7321.1900.19000, 7321.8100.19000, 7321.8200.19000 and 7321.8900.19000.

The Customs values of stove (1 burner), all brands of Chinese origin has been fixed at $4per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.2100, 7321.1190.2100, 7321.1200.2100, 7321.1900.2100, 7321.8100.2100, 7321.8200.2100 and 7321.8900.2100.

The Customs values of gas stove (2 burners), all brands from China has been fixed at $7.5 per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.2200, 7321.1190.2200, 7321.1200.2200, 7321.1900.2200, 7321.8100.2200, 7321.8200.2200 and 7321.8900.2200.

Similarly, the Customs values of gas stove (3 burners) from China has been fixed at $9per unit with PCT Code 7321.1110, 7321.1190, 7321.1200, 7321.1900, 7321.8100, 7321.8200 and 7321.8900 having proposed PCT for WeBOC is 7321.1110.2300, 7321.1190.2300, 7321.1200.2300, 7321.1900.2300, 7321.8100.2300, 7321.8200.2300 and 7321.8900.2300.

While, the Customs values of gas stove parts from Italy, UK, France, Germany, USA and Spain origins have been fixed at $2.5 per Kg with PCT Code 7321.9000 having PCT proposed for WeBOC is 7321.9000.1000.

The Customs values of gas stove parts originated by China have been fixed at $2.25 per kg with PCT Code 7321.9000 having PCT proposed for WeBOC is 7321.9000.2000 while the Customs values for gas stoves parts of Chinese origin have been fixed $1.30 per Kg with PCT Code 7321.9000 having PCT proposed for WeBOC is 7321.9000.3000.

The importers, Customs agents and trade bodies were of the views that the Customs Valuation Department has revised the Customs values of the gas stoves and their parts with delay which caused billions of rupees loss to import of the country and benefited for a particular ‘mafia’.