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Trade Policy Reforms in Pakistan
Partners: Ministry of Commerce, Board of Investment, Australian High Commission, World Bank Group-Pakistan
Locale: Pakistan
Duration: 2017 onwards
The basic aim of this programme is to assist the Ministry of Commerce, World Bank Group, and other partners in designing and implementing better trade policy reforms in Pakistan.
Team Members: Vaqar Ahmed, Rabia Manzoor, Ahad Nazir, Syed Shujaat Ahmed, Yamna Arshad, Asif Javed, Abbas Murtaza Makken
  • Identify constraints being faced by existing exporters, disaggregated by small, medium and large enterprises.
  • Identify key issues/challenges inhibiting potential exporters, especially SMEs, from engaging in trade.
  • Identify key regulatory/policy/infrastructural/knowledge gaps preventing exporters from engaging in trade with South and Central Asian economies.
  • Identify key constraints/challenges being faced by current and potential women exporters in engaging in national and international trade.
  • Apprise private sector associations of the key findings of the diagnostics prepared by SDPI, World Bank Group and other partners.
Consultative meetings done in Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore.
Program/Project Brief:

SDPI conducted trade consultations across the provinces by meeting business community. These meetings were with current