Exports Procedures in Pakistan

  • Register your business name and get NTN, Sales Tax number/certificate
  • Open a bank account
  • Register business with relevant Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Select a product for export
  • Identify potential market
  • Do market specific research including size of the potential market, product preference, unit price, import regulations, certifications required, etc
  • Quote a price including packing cost, processing cost, insurance, credit, agent’s commission, octroi duties, documentation fee, marking charges, transportation charges, export duties, etc
  • Packaging should be strong and as per client’s requirements
  • Select a mode of transport keeping in view the perishability of the product
  • For financing pre-shipment or post-shipment credits are also available
  • Insurance to recover cost in case of loss (optional)
  • Sign a contract with the prospective Buyer including names of exporter/importer, unit price, total quantity, terms of delivery (FOB, C&F etc), currency and terms of payment (Cash Against Documents or through Letter of Credit), mode of shipment, etc
  • Select a suitable clearing & forwarding agent
  • Prepare shipping documents
  • Transport the consignment

Documentation Checklist


Following documents vary according to consignment:

  • E-Form (through authorized Commercial Bank).
  • B/L or AWB (through clearing agents)
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Certificate Country of origin (through Chamber)
  • Phytosanitary inspection certificate (through Plant Protection Dept)
  • Pre-shipment certificate (if required)
  • Non GMO certificate (for selected countries like China)