Tariff Policy Board discusses budget proposals

ISLAMABAD: The Tariff Policy Board (TPB) on Monday discussed budget proposals submitted by various stakeholders.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood chaired the meeting.

The advisor said that the budget proposals, forwarded by different stakeholders, would be given due consideration by the TPB so that economy of the country could be revitalized at this difficult juncture.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary Ministry of Commerce, Chairperson National Tariff Commission (NTC), Member Customs Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and other senior officials of the ministries concerned.

During the meeting, Abdul Razak Dawood emphasized that the maximum benefits would be given to the industry and the lowest strata of society, as per instructions of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, so that maximum job opportunities could be generated in the shortest possible time.

In the meeting, the tariff related proposals pertaining to different sectors of the economy, for improving the competitiveness of Pakistan’s exports and giving new impetus to the process of industrialization, were discussed at length.

The recommendations of TPB on tariff structure would be incorporated in the fiscal budget for the year 2020-2021.

It was decided by the TPB that the meetings of the Sub-Committee of the board would be convened regularly and the recommendations of the Sub-Committee would be placed before the Tariff Policy Board for deliberations and taking informed decisions thereon.

The next meeting of the Tariff Policy Board will be held by the end of this week.

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