Ghandhara Nissan Limited (GHNL) has been awarded the ‘Brownfield Investment Status’ by the government for revival of their existing assembly plant to produce Datsun branded vehicles in Pakistan. According to a company notice, the Ministry of Industries and Production has allowed GHNL to resume car production in the country.
Last month it was reported that the company is expected to get government permission for resuming production of cars in Pakistan as the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Engineering Development Board (EDB) had agreed to treat the company’s plan as a Brownfield investment.
Under the Brownfield category, Ghandhara Nissan will be allowed to import auto parts at lower rates of customs duty for a period of three years. It will be able to import those parts that are not produced in the country at 10% and those that are manufactured in the country at 25% duty for production of its cars and light commercial vehicles.
The company will also be permitted to import all parts (both localized and non-localized) at prevailing rates of customs duty for non-localized parts for the manufacturing of trucks, buses and prime movers for a period of three years.
Ghandhara Nissan was incorporated on August 8, 1981 in Pakistan as a private limited company and was later converted into a public limited company on May 24, 1992. It started vehicle production in December 1996, but after about 14 years production activities came to a halt. Its car assembly plant has remained inactive since year 2010.
The company will likely introduce the Datsun Go and Go plus in Pakistan. Browse our previous articles for more details on Datsun branded vehicles. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on Datsun cars in Pakistan.