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Research & Initiatives

Research Studies

Total Number of Studies: 135

Trade Statsitics

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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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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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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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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Pakistan and Indonesia Trade Partnership

Trade between Pakistan and Indonesia has witnessed positive growth in the past few years, increasing from 0.7 billion dollars in 2005...

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Preliminary study on Pakistan and China trade partnership post FTA

Pakistan and China have shared close diplomatic relations with each other since 1951 with a strong military relationship and developing...

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Pakistan US Bilateral Trade Agreement

The Government of Pakistan has been holding negotiations with the US since 2004 for a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BIT). This...

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