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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

The Africa Country Series: Republic of Angola

Angola’s GDP and population are much smaller than Pakistan’s, however its per capita income is more than 4 times Pakistan’s.

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The Africa Country Series: Republic of Mozambique

The 2015 Investment Climate Statement-Mozambique by the US Department of State stated that the IMF predicts that Mozambique will be...

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PBCs Views on the Strategic Trade Policy Framework

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) notes the Ministry of Commerce’s ambition to enhance exports, as embodied in the recently issued Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 201518.

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Country Series: The Islamic Republic of Iran

The last decade saw an increase on the sanctions imposed on Iran by world powers in an attempt to curb its nuclear ambitions. As of 16th January 2016, The United States of America, the European Union and the United Nations announced

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A Study on the Feasibility of the proposed Pakistan – Thailand Free Trade Agreement

In August 2015 Pakistan and Thailand decided on the Terms of Reference and framework for a free trade agreement during a two-day visit of a Thai delegation to Pakistan.

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The Africa Country Series: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Pakistan’s exports appear to have hit a ceiling at US$24 – 25 Billion a year. Conventional wisdom suggests that given Pakistan’s size and resource endowment, this should ideally be around the US$50 – 60 Billion a year.

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The Africa Country Series: Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigeria) is Africa’s largest country; in terms of population and the size of its economy. Situated in West Africa it has an area of nearly 924,000 square kilometers, a population of close to 180.0 million and a GDP estimated at US$574.0 billion in 2014.

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The Africa Country Series: Republic of South Africa

This short profile of The Republic of South Africa (South Africa) is the 2nd in a series produced by The Pakistan Business Council (PBC).

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The Proposed Pakistan-Turkey Free Trade Agreement: Pakistan must not let emotions dictate this FTA!

A well thought-out and a well-negotiated Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey can potentially increase bilateral trade in the near term to $5,000 million from the current level of $584 million.

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An Assessment of the Pakistan – Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

The Malaysia Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) formally known as - The Malaysia Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA) came into effect in 2008.

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Pakistan-India Trade Normalization: A Word Of Caution

India granted MFN status to Pakistan in 1996. SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Agreement) came into force in 2006, resulting in tariff concessions by both India and Pakistan.

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Pakistan’s EU GSP+ Status: First Year Performance & Future Potential

Pakistan’s GSP+ status under the European Union’s (EU) new Generalised Scheme of Preferences came into effect as of 1 January 2014.

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Afghanistan’s Transit Trade Patterns Pre & Post APTTA

Afghanistan and Pakistan signed a new transit trade agreement, Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), in 2010 to cover the movement of Afghanistan’s external trade through Pakistan.

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