The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday floated the draft ‘Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations and Authorisation’ to advertise native manufacturing of handsets.
The draft rules — according to the federal government’s Cell System Manufacturing (MDM) Coverage launched on June 2 this yr — goals to encourage home manufacturing of low, medium and high-end smartphones.
Below the brand new licensing regime, overseas corporations will likely be incentivised for investments within the manufacturing of cellular handsets in Pakistan. All stakeholders can file feedback and suggestions by Oct 5, 2020.
The PTA has mentioned that this authorisation will come into pressure from the date of its issuance and could be legitimate for a interval of ten years in Pakistan solely. The rules exclude Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&Ok) and Gilgit – Baltistan (GB).
The draft states that one authorisation permits the producer to go for a particular cellular model solely. A producing plant is allowed to producer cellular machine fashions for a particular model solely and in case of multiple model belonging to totally different producers separate manufacturing facility and authorisation is required.
The producer has to acquire ISO 9001 certification inside one yr from issuance of producing authorisation. The producer must guarantee switch of expertise of cellular machine manufacturing inside three years from issuance of authorisation by PTA for the proliferation of expertise and ability growth inside Pakistan.
PTA has highlighted that switch of expertise contains full switch of chipset design, set design & fabrication, show display screen design & fabrication and related equipment equivalent to energy cables, handsfree and so on.
To advertise localisation, PTA has made it obligatory for the producer to make sure native packing supplies are used and its price must be two per cent of complete manufactured machine. Whereas different native elements embody chargers, Bluetooth palms free, mom board meeting, plastic physique of the cellular set, show screens and battery.
On the identical time, all localisation must be manufactured as per the worldwide requirements.
The PTA draft additionally binds the producer to provide a six month advance discover to the regulator to make sure it has complied with all authorized obligations together with the guarantee interval of its product, after gross sales companies help and so on.
Utility charge for the manufacturing licence is $5,000 or equal in Pak rupees and the whole charge to get the manufacturing authorisation is $50,000 or its equal in native foreign money.
On the identical time, any defaulter of PTA can not apply for any authorisation licence and the shareholders or members of the defaulter firm and so on. can not have possession or be a shareholder within the new firm making use of for any cellular manufacturing gadgets.