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Govt earns only 33% of estimated customs duty in past month

Govt earns only 33% of estimated customs duty in past month


File: A Nepal-India border level sealed within the run-up to native degree elections in Nepal, on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Kathmandu, April 16

In one month from March 14 to April 12, the federal government collected solely 33 per cent of the customs obligation estimated for that month, informs the Department of Customs.

The nation’s import and export actions have been hit onerous after the federal government imposed a lockdown to regulate the coronavirus outbreak within the nation on March 23.

The division’s chief Suman Dahal says the division had set a goal of Rs 36 billion in customs obligation within the month however collected solely round Rs 12 billion. After the lockdown began, the division collected Rs 2 billion solely.

During the lockdown, the nation largely imported greens, petroleum merchandise, and medicines, on which the customs prices are nominal, in accordance with him.

Whereas 20 customs workplaces throughout the nation collected revenues, Janakpur Customs Office recorded a transaction of zero rupees.


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