Importing goods on machinery license due to lower import duty

Q: Our government has imposed 30% duty on import of machinery on trade license but if we import on manufacturer license then the duty is 10%. But the manufacturer is not allowed to resell the machine. I was importing machines on someones manufacturers license and sell to my customers and save the tax. Now I am very much confused that either it is halaal or haram? Similarly my machine price is USD 14000 c&f but the government has fixed the amount USD 9700. So we under invoice to USD 9700. Please also let me know that either it is allowed or not?


A: It is halaal, however you should avoid any legal implications.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أبى بكر الصديق قال : قال رسول الله  – صلى الله عليه وسلم –  لا يحل لمؤمن أن يذل نفسه (جامع الأحاديث # 27837)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)