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Traders seek govt permission to import textile machinery from India

Traders seek govt permission to import textile machinery from India

ISLAMABAD: Traders and textile groups have asked the federal commerce ministry to allow them imports textile machinery from India.

As per details, importers want to import boilers and gear boxes via Wagha Border as the cost of import is much higher in Karachi.

Sources told Customs Today that some traders have imported gear boxes for textile machinery via Wagha Border and now writing commerce ministry that these parts come into the category of textile machinery not auto parts.

“Commerce ministry has been reviewing the request by traders that either they were allowed or not to import the gear box via Wagha Border. Also textile industry has asked permission to import boilers from India for textile industry,” they said.

It is important to mention that gear boxes and boilers were in negative list of 1209 goods and traders can import 2137 goods from India as per the reviewed list of 2012. Pakistan is also asking India to lower its tariff for Pakistani textile imports.