In Pakistan, registering an export company involves a few steps, including obtaining a National Tax Number (NTN), registering with the relevant government departments, and obtaining necessary licenses and permits.
Here is a general overview of the process:
- Choose a name for your company and conduct a name search to ensure it is available and not in use by another company.
- Obtain a National Tax Number (NTN) and a Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
- Register the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as a private limited company or a single-member company.
- Obtain a registration certificate from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- Register with the Ministry of Commerce for export-related activities and obtain a certificate of registration.
- Obtain any necessary licenses and permits from relevant department such as Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industries and Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and Ministry of Textile Industry
- Obtain a Sales Tax registration certificate from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
- Register for social security and employee provident fund with the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI)
It is important to note that process and the requirements may vary depending on the type of products you want to export and the location of your business. It’s advisable to consult with a lawyer or a professional consultant for specific guidance and help in the registration process.