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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Trading Units Of The EPZs Send Goods/Material To Tariff Area?Domestic market of Pakistan is presently available for 11 items only (i) raw cotton, (ii) dyes, (iii) aluminum ingots, (iv) hides and skins, (v) iron sheet, (vi) aluminum foil, (vii) unblended tea, (viii) supari, (ix) newsprint (x) spices in raw form and (xi) raw material for pesticide & insecticide. These can be exported from a Zone to the tariff area on payment of applicable duties and taxes.
Do Investors Have To Undergo A Process Of Documentation For Import Of Routine Items Of Industrial Or Office Use?-
Do The Zone Investors Have To Pay Any Taxes / Charges?EPZA service charges @ 0.5% on FOB value of exports and Presumptive tax @ 1% on FOB value of export .
In How Much Time, The Authority (EPZA) Grants Sanction To A Project?Normally, it takes only two weeks time granting sanction to a project. Provided all information.
Is There Any Standard Factory Building Or Warehousing Shed Available On Rent?At the moment, there is no standard factory building available in EPZs. However, three warehousing sheds are available for storage purposes and for limited operations at monthly rent of US$ 0.25 per sq ft in Karachi Export Processing Zone. This facility is available to sanctioned units only.
Type Of Industries, Which Can Be Set Up In EPZs.The Authority has devised an Action Plan, which has been put implementation. Each Zone categorized as a Product and it has been decided to promote each Zone viz Karachi Phase-I, Phase-II, Sialkot, Risalpur, Grjranwala as “Separate Product” and to promote as under: Karachi EPZ IT / Precision Engineering / High-Value Garments / Gems & Jewelry KEPZ–To reserve available land in KEPZ Phase-II and major focus on large projects i.e. I.T. Tower, high-value Sialkot EPZ Surgical / Sports Goods / Leather Goods. Risalpur EPZ Trading-Warehousing / Furniture / Engineering. Gujranwala EPZA Light Engineering / Consumer Durables.
What Is The Cost Of Land In EPZs?Please log into different Zones site.
What Is The Mode Of Transaction In EPZs?All investment in a Zone shall be in foreign convertible currency.
What Types Of Industries Are Not Allowed In EPZs?Only four type of industries are not allowed to set up in the Zone i.e
- Manufacturing of Narcotics
- Manufacturing of Alcoholic drinks
- Manufacturing of Arms and Armaments
- Industries causing serious pollution