Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 10/25/2016

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Pakistan
Import tariffs are ad valorem levied on the c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value of the goods.

Pakistan: Tariffs (percent ad valorem) on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
3 - 11
11 - 20
-other vegetable fiber
3 - 11
-man-made fiber
3 - 11
Woven Fabric
16 - 20
-other vegetable fiber
16 - 20
-man-made fiber
Knit Fabric
Non Woven Fabric
16 - 20
Industrial Fabric
3 - 20
3 - 20
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc..................
3 - 20


Travel Goods


3 - 20



For more detailed tariff information, see the Federal Board of Revenue of Pakistan or go to the Pakistan Customs Tariff; or the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website.

ATA Carnet--An ATA Carnet or "Merchandise Passport" is a document that facilitates the temporary importation of products into foreign countries by eliminating tariffs and other import taxes or charges normally required at the time of importation. For more information or to apply for an ATA Carnet, see the United States Council for International Business website.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Pakistan)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Federal Board of Revenue - FBR

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Pakistan)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Pakistan
No specific information is available.

Local standards organization and other resources:

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Pakistan

Every article, label, or wrapper bearing any English words also must bear an adequate, indelible indication of the country of origin, such as “Made in U.S.A.,” adjacent to and in letters as large and as conspicuously as the other English trademark or other English words. If more than one language is used on the article, the mark of origin should be repeated in all the languages. Goods or packages entirely unmarked require no marks of origin.

The following goods must be marked “Made in Pakistan,” as specified, when packed, processed, or assembled in Pakistan, regardless of whether the assembled product was made wholly or partly of foreign parts or whether the item is for wholesale or retail trade. However, if the processing involved only packing, embellishing, bottling, or labeling, etc., the words “Packed in Pakistan” or “Containers or coverings made in Pakistan” should appear on the label instead.

In addition to the above, the minimum size of the lettering indicating place of origin or name and address of the manufacturer must be as big as the letters in the name of the product or the trade description of the goods. In all cases, the required labeling must be in Urdu or English and must appear on the same label as the brand name and trade description.

Textile piece goods, dyes, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals also are subject to special labeling regulations. For cotton yarn, man-made fibers, and yarns, the label must be on each bundle; and for woolen fabrics, including woolen carpets manufactured in a factory whose plant and machinery is powered by electricity, steam, or natural gas, the labeling must be done directly on the goods.

For more information, contact:

Pakistan Standards Institution
Tel: 92-21-9215106

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Market Information - Pakistan

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:

OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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