Review of Export Development Fund and Analysis based on Private Sector Experiences

Review of Export Development Fund and Analysis based on Private Sector Experiences

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  • Friday | 10 Apr, 2020
  • Vaqar Ahmed, Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi, Asif Javed, Misbah Talib
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Background and Objectives: The Federal Government levied an Export Development Surcharge (EDS) equivalent to 0.25% of the export value on all exports from 1st July, 1991 to establish an Export Development Fund. The basic purpose was to fund activities to address challenges faced by producers and exporters with emphasis on enhancing the performance of export sector. Export Development Fund (EDF) is administered by the Board of Administrators under the chairmanship of Minister for Commerce. EDF receives grant proposals from representative bodies of exporters e.g. trade associations, chambers as well as various Government departments. SDPI with support from PREIA organized a public private dialogue, with the aim to raise awareness and facilitate business community for effective utilization of EDF and to discuss constraints in its disbursement and utilization.