LCD monitors maybe cheaper from july-august

Ministry of IT is proposing zero rating LCD monitor imports starting from next govt. budget. Currently there is a 25% duty on LCD monitors:

http://businessrecorder.com.pk/index.php?id=36878&currPageNo=1&query=&search=&term=&supDate=

The article talks about next year's federal budget so I think that means the budget that will be presented sometime in june or july '09?

Hopefully the lcd sellers wont make a cartel and actually start a price war. LCD's are too expensive but if they keep them at that rate...

Isn't this for used LCDs?

they should reduce the duty on CPUs GPU etc too

^ ditto

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Isn’t this for used LCDs?
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Not sure. It says that “Similar proposal has been forwarded to the FBR for used LCDs.” implying that the original proposal is for new LCDs. If the aim is to improve energy efficiency then limiting zero rating to used LCDs makes little sense. Newer LCDs are likely to be even more energy efficient.

Government should remove all kind of import duty, custom duty and taxes from computer peripherals. But that is not going to happen. :|

So if duties are withdrawn, then how much reduction in price will occur?

e.g. if an LCD is now sold @ 20,000 rs, then what will be its approx price after withdrawal of duties?

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Not sure. It says that “Similar proposal has been forwarded to the FBR for used LCDs.” implying that the original proposal is for new LCDs. If the aim is to improve energy efficiency then limiting zero rating to used LCDs makes little sense. Newer LCDs are likely to be even more energy efficient.

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@rokra

good logical point as there is no duty on energy savers , so if we need low power consumption in term of TVS, monitors yes there should be zero duty on LCDS. it will be good step :)

good LCDs are for about 10000, after that reduction it will cost 7000 approx :)