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Import Policy Order 2020: Goods from India, Israel remain on banned list

Import Policy Order 2020: Goods from India, Israel remain on banned list

ISLAMABAD: Goods from India and Israel shall remain on the banned list for import into Pakistan, according to Import Policy Order, 2020 issued by the ministry of commerce.

The ministry issued SRO 902(I)/2020 to notify the updated policy for the goods to be imported into Pakistan.

According to the policy order following are banned, namely:

(a) goods of Indian or Israeli origin or imported from India or Israel:

Provided that the provisions of this clause to the extent of India shall not apply to therapeutic products regulated by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).

(b) import of live animals, i.e. cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats and meat & bone meal (MBM) and feed ingredients of animal origin are banned from countries classified by the Word Organization of Animal Health (OIE) in the latest edition of Terrestrial Animal Health Code as Controlled Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Risk and Undetermined BSE Risk.

(c) counterfeit products; and

(d) import of all rough diamonds from, ‘Cote’d Ivoire’.