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MoC issues list of companies for pre-shipment inspection under import policy

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has issued list of companies for pre-shipment inspection as envisaged in different provisions of Import Policy Order, 2020 shall be done in the exporting country.

The ministry issued SRO 902(I)/2020 dated September 25, 2020 to notify the Import Policy Order 2020.

Following are the name of the companies under Appendix-H of the Import Policy Order 2020:

  1. M/s Lloyds of London;
  2. M/s Quality Tech, LLC;
  3. M/s ABS;
  4. M/s Bureau Veritas;
  5. M/s SGS; and
  6. M/s IMTECH

The pre-shipment inspection companies as approved by Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) for the inspection of solar equipment (including but not limited to solar PV systems, off-grids /standalone solar PV systems, solar PV kits, solar PV panels, solar PV cells, inverters, charge controllers, balance of system components for PV systems, Low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies, power converters for use in PV power systems, insulated cables for use in PV systems, solar pumping systems for liquids, solar water heaters with accessories, solar stoves/cookers/ranges, etc. and parts thereof).

Through Appendix-O the ministry also issued list of pre-shipment inspection following agencies:

Baltic Control Pakistan, Suite No. 419, 4th Floor, The Cotton Exchange Building, II Chandigarh Road, Karachi on behalf of Baltic Control Ltd; Aarhus, Denmark.

NMCI Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd; Suite # 105, Khurshid Fancy, Jamaluddin Afghani Road, SharfabadChowk, Karachi on behalf of NMCI, USA.

Inspectorates Corporation International (Pvt.) Ltd., A-53, Plot No. 26, St. 4, Nisar Road, Lahore Cantt, Lahore on behalf of Control Union, Germany.

Inspectorates Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., 1st Floor, Lason Square Building No. 1, Sabir Beg Shaheed Road, Karachi on behalf of Coteena Group of Companies, Switzerland.

M/s Control Union Pakistan (PVT) LTD, suit no 202.A, second floor, cotton exchange building, I.I Chundregarh Road, Karachi on behalf of Control Union Group of Companies, Netherland.