Amid the cold weather and rising inflation, shoppers looking for affordable warm clothing in the country’s “Landa Bazars” will face increased costs due to a tax hike on imported goods. According to a report, the government has raised the tax on imported items such as clothes, blankets, and other warm clothing from Rs81 to Rs225 per kilo.
The tax increase, which includes a 5% sales tax, 5% customs duty, 10% regulatory duty, and 5.5% income tax, will make imported used items more expensive for consumers. The inflation crisis has already had a significant impact on the people of the country, with the Sensitive Price Indicator showing a 28.76% increase for the combined consumption group in the past week. Prices for various goods, including onions, chicken, tea, and wheat flour, have also increased on a year-over-year basis.