ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday floated the draft ‘Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations and Authorisation’ to advertise native manufacturing of handsets.
The draft laws — in keeping with the federal government’s Cellular Gadget 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, international firms will likely be incentivised for investments within the manufacturing of cell 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 can be legitimate for a interval of ten years in Pakistan solely. The laws exclude Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&Okay) and Gilgit – Baltistan (GB).
PTA goals for switch of know-how inside three years from issuance of authorisation
The draft states that one authorisation permits the producer to go for a particular cell model solely. A producing plant is allowed to producer cell 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 know-how of cell machine manufacturing inside three years from issuance of authorisation by PTA for the proliferation of know-how and talent growth inside Pakistan.
PTA has highlighted that switch of know-how contains full switch of chipset design, set design & fabrication, show display screen design & fabrication and related equipment corresponding to energy cables, handsfree and so on.
To advertise localisation, PTA has made it necessary 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 parts embody chargers, Bluetooth arms free, mom board meeting, plastic physique of the cell set, show screens and battery.
On the similar time, all localisation must be manufactured as per the worldwide requirements.
The PTA draft additionally binds the producer to present 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 assist and so on.
Software charge for the manufacturing licence is $5,000 or equal in Pak rupees and the entire charge to get the manufacturing authorisation is $50,000 or its equal in native foreign money.
On the similar time, any defaulter of PTA can’t apply for any authorisation licence and the shareholders or members of the defaulter firm and so on. can’t have possession or be a shareholder within the new firm making use of for any cell manufacturing gadgets.
Printed in Daybreak, September 16th, 2020