Tax: up to 20%

Duties: up to 43%

Restricted items: Second-hand Goods & Goods of Israeli or Indian origin.

Non-working days: Sunday & Public Holidays 

Lead times: ~4 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: English & Urdu

The Complexities of Importing into Pakistan

Pakistan has a flourishing Science and Technology scene and is often flagged to be the next big Asian market for Tech start-ups. While opportunities are widespread in this rapidly developing country, some stringent trade restrictions on second-hand goods and goods of Israeli origin can cause time delays and become costly. The region is notorious for unpredictable clearance times, goods bans, product legacy delays, and steep compliance requirements, which regularly change, making it a challenging import destination. This and significant political instability are concerns that potential shippers should consider when looking at importing into Pakistan.


How TecEx Can Help You Import into Pakistan

TecEx has built up an extensive knowledge of all compliance requirements and documents for successful trade with Pakistan. By providing 100%, accurate costing TecEx provides you with cost stability, allowing for accurate budgeting. Our complete DDP package gives you total peace while taking on all risks and responsibilities associated with international shipping. To help you sleep easier, we are also able to offer the most comprehensive liability cover on the market, adding an additional layer of cover from the “start” to the final mile.

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