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Tecno Electronics Shuts Down Cell Phone Manufacturing in Pakistan Citing Import Problems

The company is experiencing a severe shortage of raw materials and mobile phone components due to import restrictions.
Transsion Tecno Electronics, a Pakistani mobile phone manufacturing facility established as part of the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) initiative, has finally bowed to import restrictions and declared a shutdown.

The corporation ultimately gave up and admitted that they can no longer continue manufacturing mobile phones without the availability of resources after managing to go for a considerable amount of time without importing raw materials and mobile phone components.

An initiative of the CPEC, the Transsion Tecno Electronics is a partnership between Pakistan and China. Beginning in 2017, the Tecno Electronics mobile phone manufacturing facility has began churning out phones.

Every month, the company produced 300,000 smartphones. In addition, they offered jobs to 2500 male and female employees, 400 Pakistani engineers, and 12 Chinese managers, according to the letter. 30 other mobile phone manufacturers, including well-known names like Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, Nokia, Tecno, Infinix, and Itel, as well as Transsion Tecno Electronics, are also dealing with similar problems, according to a letter from Azfar Ahsan, the former chairman of Tecno Electronics’ Board of Investment (BoI), to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The BoI also stated in his letter to PM Shahbaz Sharif that the economy is at risk because the government hasn’t been able to open letters of credit since January 2023.

“Massive layoffs are having an even worse effect. According to the letter, the industry requires USD 100 million per month to operate at even 50% of its potential and to maintain the 35,000–40,000 direct and indirect employment it has generated.

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