IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 27 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 25 Dec 2012
Still in force

Import tariff

On 27 July 2009, the Pakistani Minister of Commerce unveiled the contours of the Strategic Trade Policy Framework for 2009 - 2012. According to the speech, the government seeks to expand Pakistan's export product range in the medium term. To do so, the government has identified certain promising sectors. These are said to be the nation's chemical sector, pharamaceuticals, meat and meat products, agro-processed exports, leather and leather products, the mineral sector, gems and jewlery and services.
 
Besides the short-term measures listed below, the government plans to set up a variety of funds to promot such goals as the channeling of public investment to promising sectors, hedge business against short- and medium-term interest rate risk as well as the improvement of management skills, product development and marketing.
 
The following measures may affect international commerce:

  1. To strenghten export competitiveness, the government seeks to compensate inland freight cost to exporters of "cement, light engineering, leather garments, furniture, soda ash, hydrogen peroxide, sanitary wares including tiles, finished marble/ granite/ onyx products."
  2. To help designated sectors receive higher prices for their goods, the government will support brand development activities for "surgical instruments, sports goods & cutlery" with grants worth 25 percent of cost.
  3. To support the textile industry, import duties on sizing chemicals may be abolished.
  4. To promote the export of live sea food, the government has decided to grant 25 percent of freight cost to such products exported by air.
  5. To support exports of processed foods, the government wants to compensate exporters partially for necessary research and development investments. This reimbursement could amount to 6 percent of export value.
  6. To allow its exporters to enter Muslim markets, the government plans to set up a Halal Certification Board. The cost of certification shall be subsidised with up to 50 percent of expenditure.
  7. To increase international market access for electrical appliances, the government decided to bear half the cost of certification through Underwriters Laboratories.
  8. In an attempt to increase overall competitiveness, the government promised to "zero rate" exports completely. As the elaboration of such a measure will take time, the government has decided to provide "interim relief to the sectors of tents & canvas, electric machinery, carpets, rugs and mats, sports goods, footwear, surgical/ medical/ veterinary/ beauty care instruments, cutlery, onyx products, electric fans, furniture, auto parts, handicrafts, jewelry and pharmaceuticals."
  9. To reduce the cost of doing business in Pakistan, the government will ease import restrictions on designated specialized machinery, transport equipment as well as spare parts in the construction, waste disposal, oil and petroleum industry.
  10. To allow improved development of pharmaceutical and engineering services, the government plans to ease export restrictions on the industries.
  11. To provide lower income citizens with computers, the government has decided to allow the import of used computers. However, to allow for the development of a national television industry, used cathode ray tube monitors may only be imported along with used computers.
  12. To encourage local vaccine production, the government plans to restrict imports to World Health Organization-approved plants only.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
1602 Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood.
160239 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2002 Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
200290 Other
2004 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200410 Potatoes
200490 Other vegetables and mixtures of vegetables
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200820 Pineapples
2009 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200919 Other
200969 Other
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170199 Other
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1804 Cocoa butter, fat and oil.
180400 Cocoa butter, fat and oil.
1805 Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
180500 Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180620 Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg
239 Food products n.e.c.
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
190190 Other
2102 Yeasts (active or inactive); other singlecell microorganisms, dead (but not including vaccines of heading 30.02); prepared baking powders.
210210 Active yeasts
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210690 Other
271 Made-up textile articles
9404 Mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or
940430 Sleeping bags
272 Carpets & other textile floor coverings
5702 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, woven, not tufted or flocked, whether or not made up, including “Kelem”, “Schumacks”, “Karamanie” and similar handwoven rugs.
570242 Of manmade textile materials
5703 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up.
570320 Of nylon or other polyamides
570330 Of other manmade textile materials
292 Luggage & handbags; saddlery & harness; other leather articles
4202 Trunks, suitcases, vanitycases, executivecases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travellingbags, insulated food or beverages bags, toile
420212 With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials
420219 Other
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
6405 Other footwear.
640510 With uppers of leather or composition leather
640520 With uppers of textile materials
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4703 Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades.
470311 Coniferous
470321 Coniferous
470329 Nonconiferous
325 Printed maps, music, cards, & pictures
4906 Plans and drawings for architectural, engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes, being originals drawn by hand; handwritten texts; photographic reproductions on sensitised paper and carbon copies of the foregoing.
490600 Plans and drawings for architectural, engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes, being originals drawn by hand; handwritten texts; photographic reproductions on sensitised paper and carbon copies of the foregoing.
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2847 Hydrogen peroxide, whether or not solidified with urea.
284700 Hydrogen peroxide, whether or not solidified with urea.
352 Pharmaceutical products
3002 Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micr
300220 Vaccines for human medicine
300230 Vaccines for veterinary medicine
300290 Other
3003 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.
300339 Other
300390 Other
3004 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packin
300410 Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives
300420 Containing other antibiotics
300431 Containing insulin
300439 Other
300450 Other medicaments containing vitamins or other products of heading 29.36
300490 Other
3006 Pharmaceutical goods specified in Note 4 to this Chapter.
300610 Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or dent
300660 Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 29.37 or on spermicides
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6910 Ceramic sinks, wash basins, wash basin pedestals, baths, bidets, water closet pans, flushing cisterns, urinals and similar sanitary fixtures.
691010 Of porcelain or china
374 Plaster, lime & cement
2523 Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
252390 Other hydraulic cements
376 Monumental or building stone & articles
6802 Worked monumental or building stone (except slate) and articles thereof, other than goods of heading 68.01; mosaic cubes and the like, of natural stone (including slate), whether or not on a backing; artificially coloured granules, chippings and powder, o
680223 Granite
381 Furniture
9401 Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
940190 Parts
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940320 Other metal furniture
940330 Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices
940360 Other wooden furniture
940389 Other
940390 Parts
382 Jewellery & related articles
7113 Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
711319 Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal
384 Sports goods
9506 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including tabletennis) or outdoor games, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; swimming pools and paddling pools.
950691 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics
950699 Other
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
7117 Imitation jewellery.
711790 Other
413 Basic precious metals & metals clad with precious metals
7106 Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form.
710691 Unwrought
7108 Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form.
710812 Other unwrought forms
7115 Other articles of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
711510 Catalysts in the form of wire cloth or grill, of platinum
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8509 Electromechanical domestic appliances, with selfcontained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading 85.08.
850940 Food grinders and mixers; fruit or vegetable juice extractors
850990 Parts
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
9405 Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere spe
940510 Chandeliers and other electric ceiling or wall lighting fittings, excluding those of a kind used for lighting public open spaces or thoroughfares
940540 Other electric lamps and lighting fittings
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9018 Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electromedical apparatus and sighttesting instruments.
901812 Ultrasonic scanning apparatus
901813 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
901819 Other
901831 Syringes, with or without needles
901839 Other
901849 Other
901850 Other ophthalmic instruments and appliances
901890 Other instruments and appliances

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