Islamabad: In an effort to stimulate trade between the two neighbouring nations, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has declared that there will be no sales tax on fresh fruit imports from Afghanistan. The FBR had issued a circular on Friday exempting sales tax on imports of fresh fruits from Afghanistan in this regard.
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During his visit to the Torkham Border on Saturday, FBR Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashfaq met with traders from Afghanistan and Pakistan and ensured the clearance of about 1,400 trucks of fruit from Afghanistan that were stuck at the border, as well as reviewing the speed and quality of services provided by Pakistan Customs to facilitate trade between the two countries. The customs staff assured him to accelerate the process of 100 more trucks awaiting clearance.
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