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Govt extends export package deal by three years

Govt needs to invest in export-oriented economy

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has prolonged the export enhancement package deal for one more three years with similar situations to encourage export of non-traditional items as nicely from the nation, mentioned Parliamentary Secretary for Textile Aliya Hamza Malik.

Briefing the National Assembly on Thursday, she mentioned new export sectors akin to transport tools, auto elements and equipment, equipment, furnishings and stationary had been included within the package deal.

She identified that liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) tariff had been decreased for Punjab to deliver it on a par with different provinces. “There was no improve in gasoline costs for export-oriented industries together with jute, carpet, textile, sports activities items, leather-based and surgical items,” she mentioned.

Replying to a query, she knowledgeable the home that customs and regularity duties on 236 tariff traces comprising uncooked materials and intermediate items had been decreased underneath the package deal to help financial progress.

She added that responsibility on cotton yarn had been waived in comparison with 10% earlier whereas export charges had been elevated by three% for the exporters.

In reply to a different query, the parliamentary secretary advised the home that low electrical energy price would scale back the price of doing enterprise for industries, including that the rise in tariffs was not going to have an effect on main exporters.

Relating to commerce with India, she mentioned amid latest tensions with the neighbour over the Kashmir subject, the National Safety Committee (NSC) assembly had determined to halt all bilateral commerce with India whereas particulars of ongoing commerce can be shared later.

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