Automation & Modernization of Licensing and Inspection by PSQCA 
Reform ID  F082 
Reform Description  Before: PSQCA has mandate to ensure observance of standards of mandatory products in Pakistan. Businesses had to visit PSQCA office to register their products.  

After:  A dedicated web portal ( for Licensing has been introduced by PSQCA. Now applications for licensing and inspections can be filed from anywhere online.  

Sector  Manufacturing Sector 

Food Processing Sector 

Beneficiaries  All Businesses working in manufacturing and food processing sector 
Jurisdiction/ Location  Federal (Entire Pakistan) 
Department  Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) 

[Ministry of Science and Technology] 

Date of Implementation  12-08-2021 
Timeline  Last 03 Months  
Details  Difficulty  Businesses had to obtain licenses from PSQCA for product/brand through manual process requiring visits to department’s offices.  
Analysis  After a detailed assessment study, It was felt that PSQCA needs to introduce an e-services portal for online filing of applications for licenses. This change, however, required amendment in Conformity Assessment Rules for online filing and processing of license applications, timeframe for inquiry, and grant of licenses.  
Solution  Accordingly, PSQCA has introduced an online portal for filing applications for licenses.  
Evidence  PSQCA Online Portal  [] 

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