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Saturday May 28 2022
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BDBusiness Desk

Govt eases import restrictions on energy savers

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BDBusiness Desk
General view of a stock yard of DP Worlds fully automated Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2018. — Reuters
General view of a stock yard of DP World's fully automated Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2018. — Reuters
  • Government removes import ban on energy savers.
  • Import ban to not apply on items ordered before May 19.
  • Ban had been imposed on luxury items' import last week.


ISLAMABAD: The federal government has scrapped the import ban on energy savers and some preparation material used in animal feed, the Ministry of  Commerce clarified Saturday.

Some reports had earlier suggested that the ban had been revoked from the import of cat and dog food. However, as per the government's notification, the exemption from the ban only applies to energy savers and preparation material used in animal feed, other than cat and dog food.

The government had on May 19 imposed a ban on the import of non-essential luxury items under an "emergency economic plan" to "save the country's precious foreign exchange".

Meanwhile, pet owners continue to urge the government to reconsider the ban on pet food.

Read more: In a first, complete ban imposed on non-essential items, says Marriyum Aurangzeb

The Commerce Ministry's notification said that the restriction shall not apply on the import of goods ordered before May 19.