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TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF PAKISTAN EXTRA ORDINARY (PART-II)

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN MINISTRY OF COMMERCE ………. Islamabad, the 4th September, 2009

ORDER

S.R.O. 766 (I) 2009. –In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950, (XXXIX of 1950), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following Order, namely: -

1. 2009.

Short title and commencement. – (1) This Order may be called the Import Policy Order,

(2) 2.

It shall come into force at once.

Definitions. - In this Order, unless the context requires otherwise, (a) “Act” means the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950 (XXXIX of 1950); (b) “Annex” means an Annex to this Order; (c) “Appendix” means an Appendix to this Order; (d) “banned item” means a commodity import of which is prohibited under this Order; (e) “Industrial user” means an industrial establishment, which makes imports for its own industrial use; (f) “Job lot” is an assortment of miscellaneous goods for sale as one lot. Normally these goods are of inferior quality; (g) “Stock lot” are the goods, which remain in stock because of change in taste, market conditions or deterioration of quality and are presented as one lot (h) “Place of origin” or “origin” means the country of supply where goods are produced or manufactured; (i) “Restricted item” means a product import of which is subject to conditions specified in this Order; (j) “Samples” means goods in limited quantity clearly identified as such and of no commercial value; and (k) “Tariff area,” means any area in Pakistan outside the limits of an Export Processing Zone.

3.

Basis of imports. - (1) Imports may be made against all modes of payment subject to

procedures prescribed by the State Bank of Pakistan.

(2)

Private sector importers may enter into Commodity Exchange Arrangements with

suppliers abroad subject to the procedure notified by the State Bank of Pakistan. (3) For imports under loans, credits or bilateral assistance requiring contracts to be

approved by Economic Affairs Division or some other agency of the Government of Pakistan, Letters of Credit shall have to be opened within sixty days of registration of contract with a bank designated by the State Bank of Pakistan. (4) Public sector agencies shall open Letters of Credit through a bank designated by the

State Bank of Pakistan. 4. Import of Goods. - Import of all goods is allowed from worldwide sources unless otherwise

elsewhere specified to be banned, prohibited or restricted in this Order.

5. (A).

Prohibitions and restrictions: Prohibitions: (i) Goods specified in Appendix ‘A’ are banned for import. This ban however

shall not be applicable on (a) Import of goods by the Federal Government for defence purposes; (b) Any goods which are exempt from customs duties on importation by the Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan under the Diplomatic and Consular Privileges Act, 1972 (IX of 1972); and (c) Ministries, Divisions, Provincial Governments and their departments and other Government agencies may import items, irrespective of their import status to meet their requirements, subject to the condition that order in respect of which are placed directly by the administrative Secretaries of respective Divisions, Departments or officers authorized by the administrative secretaries, provided they meet their requirements of foreign exchange from their own foreign exchange budget allocation. (ii) Goods of Israeli origin or imported from Israel. (iii) Live animals i.e. cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats, meat and bone meal, tallow containing protein and feed ingredients from BSE infected countries, such as U.K, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Falkland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland, Spain, Brazil, Czech. Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA and Alberta Region of Canada,; import of meat and meat products from other parts of Canada shall however be allowed...
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