Kathmandu, 16 June: Book traders have said they are not going to import textbooks published in India and other countries.
The book traders are taking this action to protest the imposition of customs duty on textbooks published in and imported from India and third countries. For the first time, 10 per cent customs duty is being levied on all types of books imported from India.
The budget statement for the fiscal year 2019/20 presented on May 29 by Finance Minister before the joint session of the federal parliament states that a 10 per cent customs duty has been fixed on textbooks imported from India. The students will be directly hit with this provision coming into effect from coming July 17.
People’s News Monitoring Service