Duty drawback payment to be made on FIFO basis

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that payment of duty drawback will be paid on First-in First-out (FIFO) basis taking into account the date of filing of claim.

The FBR on Thursday issued SRO 714(I)/2020 to issue rules for processing duty drawback claims.

The FBR said that comprehensive audit of duty drawback payments would be carried out by the Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit 9pcA) of the FBR.

Any recovery detected by the PCA may be deducted from the next duty drawback claim of the exporter besides initiating recovery proceedings under the recovery rules.

According to the rules a consolidated discrepancy report would be sent by the Collectorate to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on monthly basis. “The SBP shall also send a scroll of all the duty drawback payments made to the exporters,” the FBR added.

For calculation amount of customs duties paid at the time of import, past six months import data may be used taking the average quantity or value of each class or description of the materials, including packing materials, from which a particular class or description of goods is ordinarily produced or manufactured. Average exchange rates of the same period may be taken into consideration.

The average amount of customs duties paid on imported materials used in the manufacture of components, intermediate of semi-finished products which are exported as such or further used for manufacture of goods shall be taken into account for the purpose of calculation of duty drawback.

The average amount of customs duties paid at the effective rate on the imported input materials shall be calculated for the last six months import data.

The average freight on board (FOB) value of each class or description of the goods exported during the last six months may be taken into consideration for the class or description of goods for which export drawback rates are being determined.

The FBR said that the duty drawback as may be admissible shall be part of the process of assessment of cargo for export and the amount so admissible to the exporter shall be computed and processed by Customs Computerized System on sale proceeds amount repatriated into the country and Form-E settlement from the commercial bank.

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