Import Registration and import Licence procedures required in Pakistan

Permit and registration required to import goods in Pakistan


Import Licence process required in Pakistan


How to get the status of an importer in Pakistan? How to get import licence in Pakistan? What are the procedures for registration as an importer in Pakistan? How to start an import business in Pakistan? What are the certification formalities to import to Pakistan?


This post explains about import registration procedures to be obtained from Pakistan government authority for importation to Pakistan.


You have to register your company for exporting and importing anything for commercial purpose from and into Pakistan. Subsequently get the National Tax Number and Sales Tax Number for your company. Enlistment in both Chamber of Commerce and Industries or any relevant trade association and with the Export Promotion Bureau is also required.


Licensing procedure to import goods to a country is almost same in all countries worldwide.  Detailed information on how to obtain a licence to import to a country is explained in detail as separate post in this website.  Click below to read the same.


Import Registration and Licensing Process


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