PTA allows a person to import Five mobile phones for Personal use in a calendar year

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA has issued the "Type Approval Technical Standards Regulations 2021," Which allows a person to import only 5 mobile Devices for personal use in a calendar year

Government: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA has issued the “Type Approval Technical Standards Regulations 2021,” Which allows a person to import only 5 mobile Devices for personal use in a calendar year.

The Foreign mission, including the high commissions and embassies, will file their certificate of compliance requests for the import of Telecommunication equipment through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, they will have to apply for type approval for terminal equipment after providing the required documents/sample/fee to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

Furthermore, IMEI for devices will contain only GSMA-issued Type Allocation Code (TAC) excluding those blacklisted by the PTA.

According to the Type Approval Technical Standard Regulations, all Type approval holders and persons importing PTA type approved terminal equipment and mobile devices for sale and marketing in Pakistan are to ensure that they will establish a customer service or after-sales mechanism for the facilitation of their customers, and obtain the COC for parts imported for after-sales provision through the PTA.

For devices operating in the VHF frequency bands, a type approval holder will ensure that the equipment is sold to PTA license holders, and that the devices are programmed within the allocated frequency band only as per license conditions.

Furthermore, a monthly report for the sale of such devices, along with the end-user and the PTA license details will be provided to the PTA. For the devices operating in the HF and UHF frequencies band type approval will be allow, subject to the provision of the PTA issued license, and the devices will be programmed within the allocated frequencies band and output power as per the situation of the license.

Equipment for maritime functionality requires authorization from a Pakistan Maritime Safety Agency and a PTA-issued License.

In case of the applicant being a foreign entity, they are to provide the following documents as part of the type approval process issued from their country of origin.

  • Company registration:
  • authorization from the board of directors to seek for PTA type-approval;
  • Share holder details of the board of directors of the manufacturer of the device

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All the terminal tools with wireless functionality is to set off on a non-interference basis within the allowed frequency spectrum allowed by the PTA/FAB.

The PTA may issue Duplicate Type approval certificates, subject to:

  1. The provision of request on a type approval holder company letterhead;
  2. The provision of an undertaking stating the reasons for the requirement of duplicate certificates;
  3. The deposit of the prescribe processing fee;
  4. A copy of the intimation to the PTA of the lost/misplaced original certificate;
  5. A copy of the already issued type approval certificate.

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