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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

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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An Assessment of the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

The Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was signed in July 2002. Trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has shown lackluster growth since the FTA’s inception.

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An Analysis of the Pakistan-Indonesia PTA & a Framework for Negotiating the Pakistan-Indonesia FTA

The Pakistan-Indonesia Preferential Trade Agreement was signed in February 2012.

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Pakistan-Canada Trade Overview

Pakistan’s exports to Canada in 2013 were $233.91 million, while imports came up $121.72 million, making bilateral trade in 2013 add up to $355.63 million..

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Second Review of the Pak-China FTA and Recommendations for Phase II

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a business policy advocacy forum, representing private-sector businesses that have substantial investments in Pakistan’s...

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Afghanistan – Overview

One of Pakistan’s top export partners, Afghanistan shares many trade, cultural and political ties with Pakistan. Afghanistan’s total bilateral trade in 2013 was $7 billion while bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

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Under-invoicing rampant on imports from UAE

Under-invoicing has been witnessed on the imports from UAE with price disparities in items including mineral and chemicals, pharmaceuticals, dyes, cosmetics, others...

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A brief analysis of import value discrepancies in Pakistan’s imports from UAE

According to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the country loses about 150 billion rupees each year to under-invoicing in imported goods.

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A Road Map For Optimizing Pakistan’s GSP Plus Status

The European Union (EU) granted Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Plus status to Pakistan effective from 1st January, 2014.

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Preliminary analysis of Pakistan India trade and a viable roadmap for trade liberalization

This Study conducted by the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) identifies potential for bilateral trade between Pakistan and India. It highlights...

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PBC’s Proposed changes to the National Tariff Commission Act 1990

Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the National Tariff Commission Act, 1990 (Act No.VI of 1990)...

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