Cell phone exports prone to cross $1b


Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Funding Abdul Razak Dawood has voiced hope that cell phone exports will surpass the goal of $1 billion owing to incentives given by the federal government throughout present fiscal 12 months 2021-22.

Speaking to members of the Pakistan Cell Cellphone Producers Affiliation, he mentioned that the one approach ahead was the “Made in Pakistan” philosophy.

In keeping with a press release issued by the Ministry of Commerce on Friday, the goal of the assembly was to debate export alternatives obtainable to the native producers and assemblers of cell phones.

The adviser highlighted the incentives provided by the federal government to the cell phone trade stakeholders by way of the Cell Gadget Manufacturing Coverage 2020.

It was additionally highlighted that further incentives had been prolonged to the cell phone trade to advertise localisation in a bid to generate much-needed development in job alternatives.

He underlined the significance accorded by the federal government to the “Made in Pakistan”-led financial development.

“So as to obtain this, the tariff construction has been rationalised by making a tariff differential between utterly constructed up (CBU) items and utterly knocked down (CKD) and semi-knocked down (SKD) kits,” he mentioned.

The adviser additionally talked concerning the incentives given to the exporters by way of the Export Facilitation Scheme 2021. He pressured the necessity for scaling up the manufacturing capability in order that exportable surplus might be generated.

“Cell corporations ought to share their funding plans in order that procedural hindrances might be addressed instantly,” he mentioned.

On the event, the individuals of the assembly acknowledged the incentives prolonged by the federal government to the native cell phone producers and assemblers.

They had been of the view that if the present pattern continued, the export goal set by the federal government might be achieved.

Nonetheless, they emphasised the necessity for sustainability of insurance policies and tax rebate for exporters, citing that they need to be handled on a par with these in regional international locations.

Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, August 28th, 2021.

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