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Shipping to Pakistan

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Clearance Process | Restrictions | Documents | Contacts


FedEx Clearance Process

All shipments crossing international borders must be cleared through Customs in the destination country prior to being delivered to the recipient. Unless the sender specified a broker, FedEx submits shipments to Customs and other regulatory agencies. It is the sender's responsibility to provide the necessary and correct documentation. Shipments that require more than the FedEx International Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice may require more transit time. If shipments are held by Customs because of incorrect or missing documentation we may first attempt to notify the recipient.

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Pakistan Import Clearance Process

When Shipping to Pakistan , clearance through Customs depends on whether you're shipping:

  • Documents with no commercial value
  • Dutiable goods

Packages must include an original invoice and packing list or clearance will be delayed.

Imported telecommunication equipment requires a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

Shipments will be detained for a maximum of 30 days from the date of arrival. If proper documentation has not been received by this time, the shipment will either be destroyed or confiscated, and subject to fines and penalties.

Duty and taxes will be applied to all shipments at approximately 53% of the assessed value of the shipment.

Proper documentation must be provided by the consignee for all shipments weighing over 5 kg (11 lb) and valued at US $100 or more for clearance.

Consignee must have a Sales Tax Certificate, Import Registration, Monthly Sales Tax Return (regardless if sales tax is applied to shipment), and TNT Number for all commercial shipments for clearance.

Limited commodities are allowed if imported from India.

  • Without prior Customs clearance and payment of applicable duties and taxes, return to origin will not be allowed.


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Import Prohibitions and Restrictions

Certain items are prohibited by Customs for import to Pakistan. These items are in addition to items forbidden by IATA. Senders are responsible for making sure that the goods they are shipping are acceptable for shipment to Pakistan.

Forbidden for Import to Pakistan

  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Dangerous goods as defined by IATA
  • Furs
  • Viagra
  • Antiques
  • Drugs, non-prescriptive (vitamins, herbs)
  • Ice (wet)
  • Jewelry
  • Leather (wet blue)
  • Metals, precious
  • Minerals, minerals products
  • Paints, non-hazmat
  • Passports
  • Stones, precious
  • Stamps, collectible
  • Tobacco
  • Used goods

Restrictions for Import to Pakistan

  • Items offensive to Muslim culture
  • Shipments from Israel

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Documents

Required Documentation

Required documentation varies according to the following factors:

  • If you are shipping documents with no Declared value, only the completed FedEx International Air Waybill is required.
  • If you are shipping non-hazardous chemicals, a full analysis report is required from the shipper.
  • A complete description of the contents is required in the Commercial Invoice and Air Waybill for clearance.

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Pakistan Import Regulations

Take note of the following regulations when importing to Pakistan.

  • The dimensional and weight maximums for import shipments:
    • FedEx International Priority: 274 cm (108 in) L, 330 cm (130 in) L & G, 68 kg (150 lb)
  • An invoice is required for all shipments with a Declared value.

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Regulatory Contact Information

Agency
Central Board Of Revenue
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone number: 0092.51.111.227.227
Fax number: 0092.51.9205593
Web site: http://cbr.gov.pk

Please see our tips to Avoid Customs problems to gain Customs clearance more quickly. For more information, please contact Customer Help.

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