Mandatory EIF Requirement for Imports into Pakistan
Electronics Import Form Filing
Government through State bank of Pakistan, has made few irrational laws and regulations that is massively hindering import trade into Pakistan., the latest example is EIF (Electronic Import Form) requirement, even for shipments which payment wasn’t in fact effected from Pakistan, lately, for instance a customer’s brother had sent products from overseas and there was actually no payment remittance involved from Pakistan, but still State Bank wants to remit money for it.
There is actually an Option under EIF filing, to choose ‘No Remittance from Pakistan’., however that is limited to Non-Commercial imports., such as goods donated from overseas to a registered charity in Pakistan.
In order to cope with this situation and avoid delay in shipments customs clearance, it is kindly requested to all customers, to be well prepared for filing of EIF.