Though Pakistan is
also the manufacturer of both Nitrogenous and Phosphate fertilizer,
yet its production is not sufficient to meet country’s requirements.
Therefore both varieties of fertilizer are also imported to make up
fertilizer, particularly Di-Ammonium phosphate (DAP), major portion is
dependent on imports. Since there is no restriction on private
importers to distribute this commodity through their own system,
therefore their own system, therefore it is being imported by
manufacturers as well as by private sector.
of DAP is around 1.5 million tons. Local production is about 0.6
million tons per year, which still leaves a quantity of about 0.9
million tons to be imported.
International is one of the major importers and distributors of
fertilizer in Pakistan. We are importing all kinds of fertilizers i.e.
DAP, Ammonium sulphate, sulphate of potash and muriate of potash, etc.
Details are as
Volume of import:
Though the use of DAP is regular throughout the year, yet there are
two main seasons of its use in Pakistan i.e. RABBI (winter) and KHARIF
(summer). The use of this commodity is around one million tons in
RABBI season which extends from September to March and around 0.5
million tons in KHARIF season which is from April to August. Imports
are, therefore to be lined-up before the start of each season.
We keep close watch on national inventory, expected local production,
total seasonal requirement and actual deficiency. The import is
therefore arranged keeping in view the actual import requirements and
the line-ups of other importers.
Generally the company’s import is two to three ship-loads in a year
(i.e. 70,000 to 80,000 tons), mostly in RABBI season. Since
international prices continuously fluctuate, therefore the financial
involvement ranges between USD 44 million and 56 million depending on
prevailing CFR prices at the time of import. There is however no
particular restriction or limit. The Company can go for more import if
there is a need due to less local production, less by other importers
or higher demand of users.
Moreover, since Chawla International has a tradition of keeping
regular inventory through-out the year for its regular end users,
therefore additional import can be arranged at any time during the
Source of interest:
There is no specific manufacturer or a specific country for import.
There is however a very strong competition in the domestic market.
Moreover the end user is also choosy. This situation binds the company
to look for best quality and competitive prices at the specific time
of import. Not only the Government of Pakistan keeps an eye on
quality, particularly on nutrient contents but the user is also
conscious of colour, free flowing condition, moisture contents and the
granulometry of the product.
We contact the international market as and when import is planned and
concludes deals keeping in view above factors.
We are therefore well known or clean deals in the international
Import Method and Quality
I) Procurement is done from
well-established producers / suppliers on the basis of sight L/C.
II) Import is done in full
shiploads of 35,000/ 40,000 tons in bulk on CFR terms. Nomination of
ships is done by shippers and fixtures are finalized in consultation
with the company and its consent.
III) Pre-shipment inspection is
arranged at load-port through well reputed international inspection
agencies such as SGS, Bureau VERITAS and Inspectorate etc. This
inspection is arranged by shippers strictly in consultation with the
IV) Chemical analysis is also
carried out after arrival of the commodity at Karachi.
V) Government also takes
Samples from the company’s warehouse and the dealers Warehouse to
check at their own laboratories.
Bags and Bagging:
I) The Company has its own
Bags manufacturing plant in Karachi near the seaport. The bags are
made of prime quality polypropylene material. Polyethylene inner
liners are inserted in the bags before filling of fertilizer. The bags
are made with Company’s own design and colourful printing.
II) Besides company’s
monogram; weight, country of origin and nutrient contents of product
are also on the bags.
III) Bagging is done at
quayside through automatic bagging and weighing equipment with precise
weight of 50 Kgs in each bag.
IV) During bagging , weight of
every 10th / 15th bag is counter checked at
platform weighing scale, placed alongside the bagging plants to ensure
V) Complaints, if any, from
the local buyers/user are cheerfully entertained and improvements is
made where necessary. In case, any deficiency is reported in any bag
by the end users or dealers, the company compensates for it.
Chawla international we have large warehouses near Karachi seaport.
Warehouses are also available in different agriculture areas of the
country where some quality is also stored to meet immediate demand of
the buyers on the spot
After bagging at quayside,
the commodity is moved to warehouses through trucks in Karachi or
other stores of the company in the country.
III) Sale is done both direct
from port as well as from warehouses.
IV) We traditionally maintain
a reasonable inventory round the year.
We enjoy a strong dealer’s
network throughout the country.
II) Company extends reasonable
interest-free credit facility to its dealers.
III) Any complaints of
dealers/users regarding quantity and quality are properly looked into
and disposed off to the satisfaction of the persons concerned.
IV) We maintain a high
reputation in the domestic market for quality of product and
correctness of weight in the bags.
V) We at Chawla International welcome suggestions for
improvements in its working or any other aspect of marketing.