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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) COC – PTA COC for Importers and Manufacturers

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)’s Certificate of Compliance to Technical Standards (PTA COC) is a must need document for all the importers of wireless/terminal equipment to Pakistan consisting of SIM based devices.

Whether you are:

a- An Importer who is looking to import such devices into Pakistan

b- Foreign manufacturers who have the equipment previously approved through Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and now looking to sell the equipment to Pakistan

c- Local manufacturers who specialize in telecommunication equipment manufacturing and require wireless/terminal modules

d- A distributor connected with multiple manufacturers (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and looking to import equipment from multiple such manufacturers

e- A research organization who is looking to import these devices for various Research and Development purposes

Or any other entity who is dependent on the timely and successful import of such devices into Pakistan, there is a mandatory requirement to get Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)’s Certificate of Compliance to Technical Standards (PTA COC) for your shipments clearance through Pakistan customs.

For the benefit of all of our readers, please note that the foremost thing to verify is whether the wireless/terminal equipment is Type approved by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) or not. In case the equipment is not approved by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), then first please apply for the Type Approval certification with which the team at Nano Technology Solutions can help you through with every step

The Type Approval process takes anywhere from four to six weeks and required a mandatory device sample along with other required documents. We have a detailed frequently asked section (FAQs) on Type Approval certification process on our website which can be reviewed to clarify the intricacies around the Type Approval process.

Upon completion of the Type Approval certification, the process to apply Certificate of Compliance to Technical Standards (PTA COC) can be commenced. For this process, the only required documents are the copy of commercial invoice, copy of the airway bill and the list of IMEIs of all devices included in the shipment.

Please be sure that the IMEIs have been correctly gathered in the file and that they match accurately with the devices included in the shipment. In case of discrepancies found in the IMEIs, there will later be many issues around devices showing incorrect registration status, which might take another round of IMEIs whitelisting to be requested to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Please email us these documents at and Nano Technology Solutions team will be on it right away to provide you the PTA COC on-time.

Whether you are an importer, manufacturer, distributor or any other entity, we always advise all of our clients to engage with us early on so that you get your compliance documents including PTA COC and PTA Type Approval Certificate issued well in time. This approach significantly helps in taking out the risks from your market access and business plans. We can be contacted at for your PTA COC issuance, PTA Type Approval or other PTA Approval requirements.


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