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Companies allowed import of second-hand machinery, equipment

Companies allowed import of second-hand machinery, equipment

LAHORE: Construction companies, duly registered with Pakistan Engineering Council, mining, oil and gas and petroleum sectors are allowed to import second-hand plant, machinery and equipment actually required for their projects in Pakistan.

The equipment will subject to the pre-shipments inspection in the exporting country by any of the internationally recognized pre-inspection companies listed at Appendix-H to the effect that the plant, machinery and equipment are in good working condition and they are not older than ten years; (2) oil, gas and petroleum sector companies are also allowed import of used drilling rigs, not older than twenty years subject to pre-shipment inspection by one of the companies listed in Appendix–H certifying that the said rigs are in good working condition and have a minimum remaining productive life of ten years.

Construction, mining and petroleum sector companies are also allowed to import secondhand or re-conditioned parts of the plant, machinery and equipment as clause (1); (4) Second-hand or used passenger transport vehicles, including buses (PCT heading Nos. 87.02 and 87.03), trucks (PCT heading No. 87.04) and static road rollers of 10-12 tons capacity, 55 HP (PCT heading No. 8429.4000) shall not be allowed; 6 (5) Construction companies, mining, oil, gas and petroleum sector companies are also allowed to import specialized vehicle-mounted machinery and transport equipment such as mobile transit mixer, concrete pumps, crane lorries, concrete placing trucks, dumpers designed for off highway use, cement bulkers and prime movers 280 HP and above, etc. including those specified in Appendix-I.