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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

The Southeast Asia Country Series: The Federation of Malaysia

In order to promote Pakistan’s trade with its non-traditional trading partners, the Pakistan Business Council (PBC), since 2015, has been...

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The Southeast Asia Country Series: The Republic of Singapore

In order to promote Pakistan’s trade with its non-traditional trading partners, The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has been doing a...

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Contours of a New Industrial Policy

Pakistan is deindustrializing – the contribution of manufacturing at 12.1% in 2018 is down from a high of 17.5% in...

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The Southeast Asia Country Series: Kingdom of Thailand

To promote business opportunities for Pakistani exporters in non-traditional markets, the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has been bringing out a...

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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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PBC’s Call for Structural Reforms

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC), in its 100-Day Economic Agenda for the Incoming Government, issued prior to the general elections,...

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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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100-Day Economic Agenda for the Incoming Government

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) believes that notwithstanding the immediate and urgent challenges facing the economy, the foremost socio-economic need...

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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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Proceedings of the Pakistan Economic Forum IV-2018

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a think tank and business advocacy body composed of the leading private sector businesses,...

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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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Third Review of the Pakistan – Turkey Free Trade Agreement

In December 2013, the EU granted GSP+ status to Pakistan starting from January 1, 2014. Since Turkey has a Customs...

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The Potential Impact of Brexit on Pakistan – United Kingdom Bilateral Trade

The EU was established to merge the European nations economically, politically, along with equal citizen rights, single currency and a...

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Pakistan’s GSP+ Status… A Missed Opportunity

The European Union (EU) granted GSP+ status to Pakistan in December 2013. Pakistan qualified for GSP+ by being a low...

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