Back to news... 15 November 2017 Parcel To Pakistan
Need to send a parcel to Pakistan any time soon? If you need a package delivered, perhaps to friends, family or a general delivery, we can help.
As with all of our deliveries, Parcel Tracking is as standard, and we include £50 Insurance on every delivery.
Pakistan Import Laws
While it's to export most things into Pakistan, there are a number of hoops through which the importer must jump in order to finalise the delivery. Firstly whilst most products are acceptable there are a number of items which are forbidden and these relate to the typical ones which are banned throughout the world but this area is more stringent than others. Products which have any military usage will be totally banned.
If you are importing the parcels into Pakistan and they are being purchased by a Pakistan company then the Pakistan company will almost certainly require an import license to get the products into the country. The parcels goods will almost certainly be paid for by letter of credit or an import bill paid on arrival of the goods in good condition. Customs duty is paid for in advance of the parcels being released from customs and there is a strict time limit for payment of duties or they will be auctioned off or destroyed. It is possible to assess the value of duty to be paid as the goods are imported according to the standard coding system and the duties can be self assessed and paid in advance. The customs people will assess the duties payable by assessing the value of the product, there is a referral system by which it is possible to appeal the value estimation if there is a serious disagreement.
Pakistan Custom Duties
Customs duties vary from around 10% upwards and a typical figure can be 35% and they can be much higher if the goods threaten the local industry or are of a specialist nature. There is also the requirement to pay the VAT equivalent Sales Tax in Pakistan which can be 17%. There are the usual areas where the items are duty free and these are usually food and associated products.
To find the duty levels to be paid then there is a requirement that you have the 4 or 6 digit HS or Commodity code. These can be obtained from the HM Revenue and Customs. It is also a requirement that you inform them when you export parcels or goods to Pakistan and keep full records of any such exports. This is a country which has a culture that is different from what you may expect in the UK and there is a requirement that any imports into Pakistan do take consideration of the religion and culture.