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Dairy Sector Seeks Withdrawal of Taxes

19 June 2019

PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Dairy Association (PDA) has written a letter to the Prime Minister and Adviser to the Prime Minister requesting the withdrawal of a 10-percent sales tax on Fat Filled Milk products classified under the Eighth Schedule of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

Major products categorised under fat-filled milk category in Pakistan are tea whiteners and fortified milk-based formulae for growing children to address malnutrition.

"This policy will not only damage the dairy industry but will also force consumers to go back to adulterated and unhygienic loose milk due to increase in the price of tea whiteners and other fat filled milk products of basic nutrition for growing children," PDA Chairman Zulfiqar Khalid Shaikh said, while elaborating the consequences of proposed sales tax on fat filled milk products.

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Source: The Express Tribube

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