FBR applies standard measurement units for customs clearance

FBR applies standard measurement units for customs clearance

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has applied standard units of measurements (UoM) for customs clearance of consignments.

The FBR issued Customs General Order (CGO) No. 15/ 2019 on Monday and directed all field formations of Customs to adopt standard units of quantity/measurement.

The FBR said that the units of measurement have been revisited in terms of recommendations of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and international / national trading practices to maintain uniformity; improve collection, comparison and analysis of trade statistics and facilitate trade, based on the Harmonized System.

The standard units of quantity were previously notified by the FBR on August 06, 2012. Due to adoption of HS-2017 version Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) codes have been created. Accordingly an updated CGO has been prepared to accommodate these changes.

The standard units of quantity are:

Weight – kilograms (kg), carat (carat)

Length – meters (m)

Area – square meters (m2)

Volume – cubic meters (m3), liters (l)

Electric power – 1,000 kilowatts hours (1,000 kWh)

Numbers – pieces/items (u), pairs (2u), dozen (12), thousands of pieces / items (1,000 u), packs (u (jeu/pack)).

The FBR applied these units of measurements on 7,354 PCT codes.

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