Frequently Asked Questions

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.
EPZA service charges @ 0.5% on FOB value of exports and Presumptive tax @ 1% on FOB value of export .
Yes. EPZA has its e-mail service at info@epza.gov.pk (kindly see contact list).
Normally, it takes only two weeks time granting sanction to a project. Provided all information.
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.
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.
Please log into different Zones site.
All investment in a Zone shall be in foreign convertible currency.
Only four type of industries are not allowed to set up in the Zone i.e
  1. Manufacturing of Narcotics
  2. Manufacturing of Alcoholic drinks
  3. Manufacturing of Arms and Armaments
  4. Industries causing serious pollution