How to import Goats, Cow, Bulls, Livestock in Pakistan

How to import Goats, Cow, Bulls, Livestock in Pakistan

If you are interested in the livestock import business. So this article is for you. You will learn here, how can you import goats, cow, bulls, and buffalo in Pakistan. We will also share the import duty on livestock i.e custom duty, sales tax, income tax, etc.

What animals are considered livestock?

Commonly, livestock refers to domestic animals. Which brought up in local environmental conditions to obtain labor and products such as eggs, milk, meat, leather, and wool. In Pakistan Cow, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, mules, buffalo, oxen, llamas, or camels are included in livestock.

The Requirement for Livestock Import Business in Pakistan
Good news is that! In Pakistan, there is no need to get any license to start an import/export business. Just register your business with FBR obtain NTN Certificate, Sales Tax and apply for WeBOC registration that all.

Documents Required for Livestock in Pakistan
Invoice for shipment.
Health certificate issued by a quarantine officer from the country of export.
NOC from animal quarantine department of the ministry of national food security & research in Pakistan
Bill of lading.
A copy of the Letter of Credit or Contract (if any).
A copy of the Sales Tax Registration Certificate as an importer.
A copy of the National Tax Number.
Copy of the most recent sales tax return
Livestock Import Custom Clearance Procedure and Cost (Total Kharcha)
We have already explained the detailed article where we share everything which you need to know about livestock import custom clearance procedure and Cost.

HS Codes of Livestock Goats, Cow, Sheep, Buffalo and Bulls
Following are the Hs codes of Goat, Sheep, Cows, Bulls, and Buffalo.

Live Goat HS Code: 0104.1000
Live Sheep HS Code: 0104.2000
Live Cows HS Code: 0102.2120 (Pure-bred breeding)
Live Bulls HS Code: 0102.2110 (Pure-bred breeding)
Live Buffalo: HS Code: 0102.3100 (Pure-bred breeding)
Import Duty on Livestock (Goats, Cow, Sheep, Buffalo, and Bulls) in Pakistan
Below is the list of livestock (Goats, Cow, Sheep, Buffalo, and Bulls) import tariff in Pakistan.

Income Tax @ 12.0000
Additional Custom Duty @ 2.0000
Customs Duty @ 3.0000
Additional Sales Tax @ 3.0000
Sales Tax @ 17.0000
Calculate Customs Import duty on livestock
Let`s calculate the customs import duty on livestock. So suppose we imported a cow having the value of 370 US $ (Rs.60,000) exchange rate: 160.25 USD.

Following is the duty and taxes you will have to pay at the time of customs clearing of your cow in Pakistan (livestock).

Customs Duty Rs.2127 (12%)
Sales Tax Rs.12654 (17%)
Additional Sales Tax Rs.2233 (3%)
Income Tax Rs.10719 (12%)
Additional Customs Duty Rs.1418 (2%)
Total Import Duty and Taxes on a Cow = Rs. 29151 (Estimate)
Condition and Instruction
As per clause 5(A)(iv), the ban on import of poultry and poultry products are lifted from
South Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Iraq, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, subject to certification from respective veterinary authority of the exporting country that birds are only from such flocks where no incidence of Bird-Flu has been reported for the last eleven years
Please check As per Appendix B Part I serial 1, HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY A QUARANTINE OFFICER FROM THE COUNTRY OF EXPORT is required on import of “Live animals, animal semen, and embryos”
Please check As per Appendix B Part I serial 1, NOC from Animal Quarantine Department of Ministry of National Food Security & Research, GOP is required on import of “Live animals, animal semen, and embryos”
Please check As per Appendix B Part I serial 1, NOC from National Council for Conservation of Wild Life (NCCW) for wildlife species including those mentioned in Appendix-II of the CITES. is required on import of “Live animals, animal semen and embryos”
Exemptions / SROs
Sales Tax
6th Schedule-1
Live Animals and live poultry
Customs Duty
Customs Duty @ 5% on import of goods-Goats under SAFTA
Customs Duty
SRO 659(I)/2007-18
Customs Duty @ 0% on import of- Goatsunder Pak-China FTA
Customs Duty
Table-I Custom Duty @ 0%on import of goods into Pakistan from Malaysia under FTA-Goats
Customs Duty
Federal Government is pleased to exempt on import into Pakistan from Sri Lanka, if made in conformity with the “rules of Determination of Origin of Goods under the Free Trade Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Pakistan-Sri Lanka FTA Rules of Origin)” and the operating “Certification Procedures for the Rules of Origin”, notified by the Ministry of Commerce- ALL THE GOODS MENTIONED IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE SAID ACT BUT NOT SPECIFIED IN TABLES I, II & III OF SRO 280(I)/2014

Foreign Exchange Remittance Card

Overseas Pakistanis remitting foreign currency equivalent to US$2500 to US$ 50,000 per annum are entitled to the following incentives;

  • Five categories of remittance cards as per amount remitted.
  • Free Issuance and Renewal of passport on urgent basis.
  • Separate Counters for special handling at arrival and departure lounges at all International Airports in Pakistan.
  • Duty credit can also be utilized for seven items with fixed duty i.e., television, deep freezer, refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking range, washing machine and air conditioner.
  • Duty Credit in Pak. Rupees as per category of remittance card.
 Type of FERC Amount Remitted Through Normal Banking Channel
(in US $ or equivalent foreign currency)
Duty Credit In Rs.
Silver Card Silver 2500 or more 10,000
Silver Plus Card Silver Plus 5000 or more 20,000
Gold Card Gold 10,000 or more 30,000
Gold Plus CardGold Plus 25,000 or more 50,000
 Platinum Platinum 50,000or more 100,000

Local assemblers suspend booking of cars for non-filers

Earlier this year, it was proposed in the budget 2018-19 that the non-filers would be barred from booking, registering or purchasing a locally produced car and imported vehicles from 1, July 2018, until they file the tax return. After the approval of budget 2018-19 by National Assembly of Pakistan; the action has been taken by every local automaker.

Pak Suzuki, IMC Toyota, Honda and Al-Haj FAW have suspended the booking of vehicles, as per the new policy. We have contacted all the official dealerships of the companies as mentioned earlier, and they explicitly said that as per the new policy the booking of the vehicles to be suspended.

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