Dignitaries of UAE, Qatar and Bahrain allowed duty free imports

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ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has allowed duty free imports by dignitaries of UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, which includes household articles and personal effects including vehicles and goods for donation to projects established in Pakistan.
According to updated First Schedule of Customs Act, 1969 the goods imported by the rulers and following dignitaries of UAE, Qatar and Bahrain are allowed zero percent customs duty subject to the conditions mentioned below and the conditions mentioned in sub-chapter notes:-
Dignitaries of UAE
1. H.H.Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Force.
2. H.E.Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammad Al-Nahyan, Chamberlain of the Presidential Court, Abu Dhabi.
3. H.E.Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalid Al-Nahyan, Member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi.
4. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, Minister for Higher Education of the UAE and Member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi.
5. H.E.Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Al-Nahyan, Member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi.
6. H.H.General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces.
7. H.E.Sheikh Tahnoum Bin Mohammad Al-Nahyan, Member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi.
8. H.E. Sheikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al-Makhtoum, Member of the ruling family of Dubai.
9. H.H.Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE.
10. H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Government of the United Arab Emirates.
11. H.H. Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Ruler of Dubai.
12. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance & Industry, UAE.
13. H.H. Maj. Gen. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Member of the Ruling Family of Dubai & Head of Central Military Command.
14 H.H. Maj. Gen. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed, Member of the Ruling Family of Abu Dhabi and Commander of Royal Guard.
15.H.H.Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ali Kittbi.
16. H.E.Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan.
17. Maj General Sheikh Al Mur Bin Muktoum Al Maktoum.
Dignitaries of Bahrain:
1. H.E King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
2. Lt. Gen. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa.
Dignitaries of Qatar:
1. H.E. Shaikh Faisal Bin Thani Bin Jassim Al-Thani
2. H.E. Shaikh Ali Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani.
3. H.E. Shaikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Bin Fahad Al-Thani.
4. H.E. Shaikh Mubarak Bin Khalifa Bin Saud Al-Thani
5. H.E. Shaikh Abdullah Bin Ali Bin Abdullah Al-Thani.
6. H.E. Shaikh Abdul Rahman Bin Nasser Bin Jassim Al- Thani
7. H.E.Shaikh Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Ahmed Al-Thani
8. H.E.Shaikh Faisal Bin Jassim Bin Faisal Al-Thani
9. H.E. Shaikh Falah Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
10. H.E.Sheikh Faisal Bin Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Thani
11. H.E.Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
The conditions for zero percent customs duty included:
(i) A complete list of all vehicles showing name of the owner, details of imports and present custodian etc shall be provided by UAE/Qatar/Bahrain Ambassador.
(ii) The list shall be updated every six months i.e. on 31st July and 31st January to show status as on 1st July & 1st January.
(iii) UAE/Qatar/Bahrain Rulers must make and disclose alternate arrangements for maintenance of their fleet by their employees and not by any Pakistani posing as their agents or authorized representatives.
(iv) UAE/Qatar/Bahrain Embassy should undertake that no Pakistani will be allowed use of their duty free vehicles and that they will abide by the true spirit in which this concession is available to the UAE/Qatar/Bahrain Rulers.
(v) In order to avail the duty concession, an exemption certificate to this effect shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan
vi) On the recommendations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FBR may issue exemption certificate to any dignitary, not listed above under this PCT Code.

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