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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has issued a list of 38 items whose import has been banned from May 19, 2022.

The Commerce Ministry has issued SRO598 of 2022 to amend the Import Policy Order on Friday.

The SRO has specified 800 Pakistan Customs Tariff Headings (PCT) headings of banned items in 33 categories.

According to the list, ban has been imposed on the import of mobile phones CBU, home appliances, cosmetics, crockery, pet food, private weapons and ammunition, shoes, chandeliers and lighting (except energy savers), headphones and loudspeakers, doors and window frames, travelling bags and suitcases, sanitary ware, carpets (except from Afghanistan), tissue paper, furniture, shampoos, automobiles (CBU), luxury mattresses and sleeping bags, bathroom ware/toiletries, heaters/blowers, sunglasses, kitchenware, cigarettes, shaving goods, luxury leather apparel, musical instruments, saloon items like hairdryers and decoration/ornamental articles.

Ban on luxury items: Business community doubtful about outcomes

The Commerce Ministry has also imposed a ban on the import of confectionery, jams and jelly, fish and frozen fish, sauces, ketchup etc, fruits and dry fruits (except from Afghanistan), preserved fruits, cornflakes, frozen meat, juices, pasta, aerated water, ice cream and chocolates (in retail packing).

However, the prohibition under this order shall not apply on the imports in Pak rupees or imports through the barter mechanism through land routes.

The imports of products listed shall remain prohibited regardless of their import status elsewhere in the Import Policy Order 2022, the notification added.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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Aziz Ur Rahman May 21, 2022 03:48pm
The most important item has been left out Why not ban import of uxury cars and stop the manufacture of cars above 1300cc.Does a poor financially struggling country needs Toyota trucks, Mercedes and MGs and similar other big cars Europeans are richer than us but they drive smaller cars A lesson has to be learnt All government employees should not be given official cars free petrol and free servants
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SAMIR SARDANA May 23, 2022 05:56am
What about jewellery and alcohol ? This is the time to ban it outright ! Further,any imported item,which can be made in Pakistan, and wherein a MNC or foreign brand is being imported - should be banned - not just a duty hike ! Let the rich consume local brands,or abstain for some time Austerity is a precious gift to be shared !dindooohindoo
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RIZWAN May 31, 2022 02:00pm
what about 07 years kids little car and toys?
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RIZWAN May 31, 2022 02:05pm
what about 07 years kids little car and toys?
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Ammara Jun 01, 2022 10:55am
Over-seas Pakistani has to buy gifts for his loved ones once he visits them after a year or may be after so many Years! after this rule what he will bring?? NOTHING ! what a nonsense Rule by the govt.. they should think wisely from all prospectives.. They should ban High end cars and branded Life Style within the country to level the Society.. Put tax on Huge villas & Flat to maintain the economy... Give salaries to Ploticians in Thousands only... Why in LACS! with so much facilities..
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