Saturday, March 21, 2020 Status Views 22,625

Periodic Update: COVID-19

Latest Updates On The Current Freight Forwarding Operational Situation In Pakistan

As of 17th November 2020
Confirmed Cases Reported Deaths
361,082 7193
Airport Status Rates Space Transit
LHE Freighter  Limited PAX
KHI Freighter  Limited PAX
ISB Freighter  Limited PAX
SKT Freighter  Limited PAX
MUX Suspended
LYP Suspended
PEW Suspended
Seaport Status Rates Space Transit
KHI Operational
BQM Operational
Updates Date
International PAX flights partially restored. 18.06.20
All International PAX flights suspension extended till Further Notice. Cargo-Only Aircraft Allowed. 22.04.20
Countrywide Partial-Lockdown (Only Specific Business Operations Allowed) extended till 28th April. 15.04.20
All International PAX flights suspension extended till 21st April. Cargo-Only Aircraft Allowed. 10.04.20
PK resumes PAX flights: KHI-YYZ, ISB-LHR, ISB-MAN, ISB-BHX, ISB-KUL, LHE-LHR, LHE-MAN 02.04.20
QR EK freighters are currently operating to/from Pakistan 24.03.20
Lockdown announced by Govt., till 14th April 23.03.20
All International PAX flights suspended till 4th April. Cargo-Only Aircraft Allowed. 21.03.20
Inbound air cargo Ex China, experiencing significant delay due to lack of capacity. 21.03.20
BA suspends its service to/from Pakistan and Middle East. 20.03.20


Saturday, March 21, 2020 General Views 453

Tron Global Pakistan Holidays 2020

The annual Public Holidays Schedule of Pakistan. Other Holidays will be communicated if necessary.

Date Day Name Type
5 Feb Wednesday Kashmir Day Public Holiday
23 Mar Monday Pakistan Day Public Holiday
24 Apr Friday Ramazan Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
1 May Friday Labour Day Public Holiday
25 May Monday Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
26 May Tuesday Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday Public Holiday
27 May Wednesday Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday Public Holiday
31 Jul Friday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
1 Aug Saturday Eid al-Adha Holiday Public Holiday
2 Aug Sunday Eid al-Adha Holiday Public Holiday
14 Aug Friday Independence Day Public Holiday
29 Aug Saturday Ashura Public Holiday
30 Aug Sunday Ashura Holiday Public Holiday
30 Oct Friday Eid Milad un-Nabi Public Holiday
25 Dec Friday Christmas Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Friday Quaid-e-Azam Day Public Holiday

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 General Views 2,411

Mandatory requirements for Bills of Lading to Pakistan

An urgent advice by Pakistan Customs, to mention Importers NTN on Bill of Ladings.

We would like to inform you about two requirements of import Bills of Lading to Pakistan.

1. Mandatory, requirement to update NTN (National Tax Number) on Bill of Lading effective from January 15. 2020. According to Pakistan Customs, Carriers are bound to fife Customs manifest including Container Ownership NTN# and a Consignee NTN number for each shipment. The Consignee NTN number is to be updated on the Bill of Lading which is released by origin office. All customers are requested to please provide your local importer NTN number along with the importer name and address while submitting the SI (Shipping Instructions). Pakistan Customs will not accept the manifest, if the NTN number is missing. As per Customs rule, a non-manifested unit is not allowed to discharge at Pakistan and will remain on board. at customers risk, cost and responsibility.

2. Publication of Tariff on Bill of Lading Related to Local Charges / Free Time / Detention Tariff Effective immediately, according to Pakistan Customs Rules.2001 amended in Responsibilities of Licensee for imports into Pakistan, the Carrier is to update all Local collect charges other than freight on the Bill of Lading itself. The Carrier must also state on the Bill of Lading the agreed free days and detention tariff per container.

All Shipments which will be discharged in Pakistan for clearance or in-transit to Afghanistan must reflect the required charges details.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Services Views 2,778

Cosmetics Imports in Pakistan and WEBOC Service

Beauty care products, Gels, Creams, Consumer E-commerce COD Service with Warehousing and WEBOC

We are pleased to introduce, our COD, Warehousing, Import Customs Clearance, WEBOC and EIF service for international e-commerce portal, looking to reach out the Pakistan’s local consumer market.

We are providing a one-stop solution for all of your needs, if you are looking to tap into Pakistan’s consumer market. We provide below services for our overseas clients.

  1. Import Customs Clearance
  2. Import Trade License (WEBOC)
  3. Manage EIF and remit international wires
  4. Warehousing with Inventory management
  5. COD (Cash on Delivery, covering over 500 Destinations in Pakistan), we make 2-3 attempts before abandoning a delivery, and our competitive pricing includes returns as well.
  6. If required Pickup of Goods and Airfreight from Origin to Lahore or Karachi Airport.

Our entire package of above services, provides an ideal solution to all international e-commerce enterprises to expand their operations into Pakistan. Which is one of the fastest growing e-commerce market in the South East Asia with over 220 Million population.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 General Views 8,302

Mandatory EIF Requirement for Imports into Pakistan

What is Electronics Import Form Filing

EIF (Electronic Import Form) is a tool used by the government to monitor the source and outflows of foreign remittances and checks the goods that are imported without foreign exchange through the State Bank of Pakistan.

1. General Information

1.1 Background
Form-I Automation is incorporated in the Pakistan Custom’s electronic system called Web Based One Custom (WeBOC). The planned system creates linkages among all the concerned stakeholders in Pakistan. Upon completion system reduces the time consuming manual reporting/correspondence among the stakeholders. Import of goods into Pakistan is regulated by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan, under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950 and the notifications issued from time to time there under. Currently, as per Para-32, Chapter XIII of Foreign Exchange Manual (Eighth Eidtion-2002), applications for remittance against imports into Pakistan should be made on Form ‘I’ which should be signed by the importer or his authorized agent.

1.2 Electronic filing of Form-I
EIF (Electronic Import Form) is a tool used by the government to monitor the source and outflows of foreign remittances and checks the goods that are imported without foreign exchange through the State Bank of Pakistan. Designated branches of the commercial banks are authorized to issue ‘Form-I’ on application by the importers. Electronic linkage of Custom’s Computerized System (WeBOC) with the commercial banks for the submission and verification of Form ‘I’ is an important initiative of the Pakistan Customs and State Bank of Pakistan. This initiative will help in prevention of import related frauds and provide direct interface between Customs and the Form ‘I’ issuing banks.

2. System Features Following are the key feature of EIF module in the WeBOC System:

2.1 File request for Issuance of Form-I:
This feature enables the Importer (in WeBOC Term ‘Trader’ is used) to file request for issuance of EIF to authorized commercial bank.

2.2 Amend Form-I request:
This feature enables the Importers to amend the Form-I in the WeBOC system which is pending for approval in the banks.

2.3 View Form-I Request:
This feature enables the Importers to view the GD after it’s been submitted.