Iran, Afghan shipments to require certificate of origin

Iran, Afghan shipments to require certificate of origin

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs has drafted law to make mandatory the certificate of origin on shipments originated from Iran and Afghanistan.

According to information received on Saturday, Pakistan Customs has proposed amendments to Customs Rules, 2001 related to imports.

It is proposed that it would be made mandatory for shipments originating from Iran and Afghanistan and arriving through land customs-station, the certificate of origin issued by the relevant Iranian Government agency and by Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry respectively.

For shipments originating from UAE and China (excluding imports under PTA and FTA regime) certificate of origin shall be uploaded for shipments of fabric (all types i.e. finished, unfinished and grey etc.) and artificial jewellery originating from UAE and China (excluding import under PTA and FTA regime) certificate of origin issued by the manufacturer.

It will be made mandatory for the importer, in terms of clause (aa) of section 79 of the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969) to upload following documents with every declaration in relation to each consignments, namely:-

— master bill of lading and house bill of lading or master airway bill and house airway bill as the case may be;

— commercial invoice;

— letter of credit or bank contract;

— packing list — container-wise in case of containerized cargo and package wise in case of miscellaneous goods consignments;

— previous chemical analysis and lab test report, if any;

— mill test certificate issued by the manufacturer in case of prime quality steel product;

— certification as per requirement of Import Policy Order;

— PTA or FTA certificate of origin, if claimed;

— and any other documents or requirements specified by the Board from time to time.

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