Manufacturers require to obtain brand license

Manufacturers require to obtain brand license

Section 40E of Sales Tax Act, 1990 has defined manufacturers require to obtain brand license.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Sales Tax Act, 1990 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Act incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of section 40E of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:

40E. Licensing of brand name.- (1) Manufacturers of the specified goods shall be required to obtain brand licence for each brand or stock keeping unit (SKU) in such manner as may be prescribed by the Board.

(2) Any specified brand and SKU found to be sold without obtaining a licence from the Board shall be deemed counterfeit goods and liable to outright confiscation and destruction in the prescribed manner and such destruction and confiscation shall be without prejudice to any other penal action which may be taken under this Act.

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