Removal of duplicity in testing Lubricant Oil at import stage
|Ticker||Single Testing of Lubricant Oil Samples by Pakistan Customs Instead of Separate Testing by PSQCA and OGRA|
|Reform Description||Before: Testing of import samples from the same consignment used to be carried out by PSQCA and OGRA which was a duplication and added additional testing costs as importer had to pay for each testing by these departments.
After: Now, instead of multiple testing, a single test of lubricant oil sample will be carried out by Pakistan Customs from an accredited laboratory and its report will subsequently be shared with PSQCA and OGRA.
|Beneficiaries||All Importers of Lubricant Oil|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Federal (Entire Pakistan)|
|Department||Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), and Pakistan Customs|
|Date of Implementation||16-11-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||Lubricant oil Importers were bearing double cost in lubricant oil sample testing by OGRA and PSQCA separately. OGRA and PSQCA did not have their own testing laboratories and were getting tests from same lab, i.e. HDIP and businesses had to bear the cost of similar tests being done twice.|
|Analysis||After deliberations with stakeholders it was realized that testing by two separate departments of the same lubricant oil samples is duplication and can be addressed by introducing a common testing practice from an accredited testing facility.|
|Solution||Accordingly, it was decided to eliminate interaction with multiple departments and Pakistan Customs was mandated to draw and get samples of lubricant oil tested, test reports of which will be shared with both PSQCA and OGRA.|
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