Pakistan Import Restrictions

In order to enter Pakistan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Pakistan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Pakistan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Pakistan.

Pakistan Import Regulations

Import regulations

Pakistan requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Pakistan authorities before posting:


  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Mineral oils
  • Machines for games – toys
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Rubber articles
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons
  • Works of art


Pakistan admits unsolicited gifts to a value of 100 rupees per person per year (year-end 30 June). Gifts must not contain:

  • Cameras
  • Jewellery, imitation
  • Pens, fountain
  • Radio sets
  • Textiles, unless made-up or second-hand garments
  • Trophies, hunting (animals and birds)
  • Watches and watch bands.

Special documentation requirements

Senders should post invoices, certificates and other documentation to the addressee separately.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations Pakistan prohibits:

  • Animals, live
  • Antiques
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Photographic and cinematographic products
  • Printed articles; Books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Preparations of meat, fish and crustaceans
  • Inorganic chemicals