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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

Trade Research

The Impact on Bilateral Trade of Potential Pakistan - Japan Free Trade Agreement

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) recommends that Pakistan seek preferential tariff access for its textile products or at least the...

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Pakistan’s intra-regional trade remains lowest

KARACHI: Pakistan is one of the lowest regionally-integrated countries in the world as the country’s trade with its regional partners...

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Pakistan’s Trade with its Regional Partners

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan) shares land borders with 4 countries; Afghanistan, China, India and Iran. Pakistan’s trade with...

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Trade with the European Union (28) – 2018

EU is one of the most important trading partners for Pakistan; accounting for 16% of Pakistan’s total trade in 2018....

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5th Review of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement with Recommendations for Phase II Negotiations

Including a Note on China’s Steel Industry This is the fifth publication from the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on the...

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Trade with the European Union (28) – 2017

EU is one of the most important trading partners for Pakistan; accounting for 17% of Pakistan’s total trade in 2017....

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A Review of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka came into effect in July 2005 after being signed in...

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Pakistan’s Trade with its Regional Partners: India, Iran & Afghanistan

Regional trading blocs have helped their respective member states to become competitive and contributed greatly to their economic development. Pakistan...

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4th Review of the China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) & Recommendations for Phase II Negotiations

The China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) was signed between the governments of Pakistan and China in November 2006. Phase...

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A Review of the Proposed Pakistan Thailand Free Trade Agreement

The idea of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand was floated in early 2013. This decision was...

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