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Procedure for Imports into Pakistan !

One of the common questions we get asked by emails and phone inquires by people just looking to start Importing business in Pakistan, that ‘ What Documents are needed for Importing Goods into Pakistan

You Need to meet below requirements :

  1. Sales Tax Registration: First of All make sure that you have registered your company with the Sales Tax Department as an Importer.
  2. NTN Registration: Second requirement is to get the NTN (National Tax Number) for your company, which is issued by  the Income Tax Department.
  3. Moreover, You would want to register your company with your local Chamber of Commerce, for Instance, Lahore Chamber of Commerce.
  4. If you are going to Import your own branded products like branded appliances or electronics, Mobile Phones in your local brand name, then you should also consider registering your ‘Brand’ under the local copyright law. This will safeguard your company brand against any misuse by any other party.
  5. Before You apply for Sales Tax and NTN registrations make sure, that you have printed company letter heads, stamps and have a bank account in your company name.

Once you have above documents ready then you are eligible to Import any Goods, Importable by Law into Pakistan. Please feel free to contact us by Phone or email as below for any further information you may require. We have in-house arrangements to get all of these documents ready for your company, for a minor fees.


TRON GLOBAL PVT LTD is one of the Best and Top customs Clearing agents and freight forwarding agents in Pakistan specializing for Importing Cargo. We have dedicated team that specializes in dealing with any kind of cargo being imported into the country both of Industrial and Commercial Importers.

32 Responses to “Procedure for Imports into Pakistan !”

  1. Muhammad Sajid August 15, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Thanks for giving us information regarding mport.well i am intresting to import goods from china to pak .

    please tell me
    HOW to registered My company with Sales Tax as Importer??
    How to get the NTN (National Tax Number) for My company??

    Muhammad Sajid

  2. kashi November 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    what documents r required for export from toronto
    i want to export container of scrap

  3. Waqar January 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I want to know that I am going to trade online with china and I have placed order for a 1000 memory cards for mobile so will I have to pay custom duty or gst on this import please tell me.

  4. ali February 3, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    hello sir i just want export yellow metal scrap malaysia to karachi so can u tell me how much duty for 1 toones custom duty

  5. Abdul Aziz Baig February 21, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    sir, i want to start work import and export plz sent detail the import documents.

    sir plz tel me i have no money start the import work. plz tel me how i can start work import with out money.

    thanks and regards

  6. Nayab khan March 26, 2011 at 6:18 am #


    i have submitted my form to make NTN registration plz tell me whether i make sale tax after arriving shipment or before shipment because we submit sale tax return after shipment of one month.

  7. Amin December 2, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    1) My company or Pakistan buyers to register for sales tax and NTN ?
    2) web address for custom duties
    3) other required documents ?

  8. waqas March 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    what percentage of custom duty will be on memory cards of cell phones

  9. Syed Nadeem March 28, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Thanks for such guidance also tell me what kind of tax will levy on import.

  10. Qaiser rahim April 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    helo sir i want to know that i have already a registered company regarding construction ,so can i start business of import export with same company..
    what kind of products are highly required for imports.. thnx

  11. dr moti ram April 15, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    hi i want export raw cotton product pakistan to china india bangladesh plz tell me about procedure of raw cotton export and yarn cotton . and tell me coustm clearance procedure and frieght rate. and please tell me our company registration procedure .
    what kind of product are highly requried for exports. and kind of thanks . dr moti

  12. madiha iqbal April 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    hi.plz let me know how to start the medicine business in pakistan? and what type of medicine business will be profitable?
    reply soon

  13. madiha iqbal April 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    AOA.hi.plz let me know how to start the medicine business in pakistan? and what type of medicine business will be profitable?
    reply soon

  14. Hamd May 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I have registered to ntn, chamber of commerce but i dont know what types of paper wrk is required for importing

    i want to import different chemicals for different parts of the world can you please tell me the step by step procedure including the procedure of paper work of all legalities including custom clearance .mainly how to start the business.
    may peace be with you.

  15. shahid khan May 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    sir i am starting my own busienss from uk we have company in uk with same company we want to start our business in pakistan can you please tell me what is whole proccess and which document are requried for open a company in pakistan …

  16. nasar khan June 17, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    hey guys if u want to obtain a NTN simple u go to the imcome tax department buy the form and fill up doc need company letter head company email address and nic and electriccity bill current copy and subbmit in incometax department its free of cost after 15 days you can get

  17. Aslam khan July 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I want to start export of friut and vegitables to other country from Pak, Lahore.
    How can me start export of these goods and where will me find the customers?

  18. abrar hussain August 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    i want to import embroidery material from china anybody can help me abt this 03427174678

  19. Shahid saghir February 12, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Dear sir, Can I import in Pakistan without registration of company as an individual? Can you import on my behalf?

    Thanks and best regards
    Shahid saghir

  20. Mohammad Waqarulislam February 21, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Dear Sir,
    I want to start export import business. Can I do it? and could you help you in this regard.

  21. Atta February 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Asalam o Alykum

    I am keen interested to export multiple goods. I have good overseas personal relations. Right now I am salaried person and want to start my business by exporting goods as per the orders which I can get from my contacts.

    Please guide.

  22. Ali khan Yousafzai March 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I am looking for the way and procedures to start rice export business with Thailand, i dnot have any exprinece yet for any kind of export business,but now i am planing to start rice export buiness , not too much havey buiness but intenialy want start from gross rout and slowly slowy go up ..
    would you tell me some procedures and porcess before starting this business..

    thank you

  23. M. Azam Khan April 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Dear sir,

    I am planning to start business of Pampers, For this purpose please advise me about the regions where from I could import this Product in easy and smooth way.

    With thanks

  24. fawan May 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    is there any minimum limit for export or import??
    for example minimum quantity of rice that can be exported??

  25. arif May 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Dear sir, Can I import in Pakistan without registration of company as an individual? Can you import on my behalf?

  26. Siddiqi July 30, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Sir, is exporting shoes from pakistan to germany or other country profitable?? What is the procedure to export please let me know all the procedure on my mail adress! I will be very thankfull to you!! Waiting for ur mail..reply soon

  27. Junaid Iqbal August 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    i wana know that proprietorship company is recommended or partnership company is recommended for export business..

  28. Rana Adnan August 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    dear sir
    i want to import mobiles and its accessories from china to pakistan. plz tell me PTA to permit me to import and also tell me which documents are required as welll as duties. plz tell me complete information from A to Z
    I am very thankfull to u for this act
    best regards
    Rana Adnan

  29. Shahzaib August 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    Hi, Everyone

    I own a consumer electrics company in Pakistan and we order stocks every month
    But i have containers in DHL

    By Sea or Air
    For Importing Containers To Pakistan form China,You will need the following requirements

    1.INVOICE FOR THE PRODUCTS you buy that will be in the container (but always make sure you tell the company or factory that you are buying form to keep the TAX VALUE lower) as in Pakistan they charge you import tax by looking at the product market value and plus shipping cost.

    2.PAPER WORK you will need to register the container and make sure that you have clearance,invoice and shipping papers included as they will clear form the checking.

    3.OPTIONAL it will be easy if you have a state agent in were ever you are exporting form so that the agent can make sure you have the right paper work or otherwise people on the other side will dump the container and charge you double tax

    These are the following things you will need and for people without company regeneration can import containers
    But always remember TAX VALUE lower can decrease your import tax chargers

    Thanks Pakistan Zindabad

  30. adnan October 6, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    i want to import hospital equipment or disposible item from china like x ray film chemicl and others anybody can help me abt

  31. Rao January 7, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    i want to open a warehouse for telecom equipments. do i need to register any company name for this ? i want to import from hong kong and china.

  32. Sonia March 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    Hello sir,
    Hope u r fine, sir I have just now started my business of garments export, so I want some help from you.
    What are the documents required for export garments to any other country.
    Plz reply me asap with detail as u mention details for import in this link (


    Sonia (BDM)
    NATA Wears