|Automation & Modernization of Licensing and Inspection by PSQCA|
|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 (http://pas.psqca.com.pk/e_services/ca_online.aspx) for Licensing has been introduced by PSQCA. Now applications for licensing and inspections can be filed from anywhere online.
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 [http://pas.psqca.com.pk/e_services/ca_online.aspx]|
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