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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

Country Series: Republic of Tajikistan

To introduce Pakistani traders and industrialists to non-traditional markets, the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has initiated a series of five Country Profiles aimed at introducing opportunities in the Central Asian Republics.

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Country Series: Turkmenistan

As part of its initiative to introduce Pakistani traders and industrialists to non-traditional markets, the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has initiated a series of five Country Profiles highlighting the opportunities in the Central Asian Republics.

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Country Series: Republic of Colombia

Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America, and the 26th largest country in the world. In terms of GDP, in 2015, Colombia ranked fourth in Latin America and 39th in the world.

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PBC discussion on capital markets held

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council held a discussion on opportunities and challenges of the country’s capital markets on Thursday.

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Pakistan India Bilateral Trade and The Case for Balanced Trade Normalization

Normalization of relations between Pakistan and India doesn’t appear to be on the cards in the near term, but given geography, normalization is a matter of “when” and not “if”. The biggest beneficiary once this normalization in political relations takes place will be trade between the two countries.

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Country Series: United Mexican States (MEXICO)

United Mexican States (Mexico) is located in Central America and shares a long land border with the USA. It is the world’s 14th largest country geographically and the 15th largest economically.

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Post-Brexit Feasibility of a Pakistan-UK Free Trade Agreement

The historic decision of the voters in the United Kingdom (UK) to quit the European Union – a process also known as Brexit – can potentially have a major negative impact on Pakistan’s exports.

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Afghan Transit Trade through Pakistan & Pakistan Afghanistan Bilateral Trade

Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) through Pakistan is frequently a bone of contention between the two countries. Afghanistan complains that Pakistan is a major obstacle to transit trade with frequent changes in rules.

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Support Rationale for Pakistan Business Council’s 8-Point Agenda on the Economy

Immediate moratorium on new trade agreements, including ones with Turkey and Thailand; renegotiate existing to Pakistan’s advantage.

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Third Review of the Pakistan-China FTA and Recommendations for Phase 2 Negotiations

Following the PBC’s previous studies on the Pakistan-China Free Trade Agreement, there has been great discourse on how Phase II should be negotiated.

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Second Review of the Feasibility of a Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Thailand

The 2015 Study had clearly shown that signing a FTA with Thailand was not in Pakistan’s interest; and the findings of this Study reinforce that conclusion in the light of updated data.

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Second Review of the Feasibility of a Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Turkey

Pakistan and Turkey are not each other’s major trading partners, nevertheless, Pakistan’s trade with Turkey as a percentage of Pakistan’s global trade is higher than vice versa.

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Country Series: The Federative Republic of Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil) is the World’s seventh largest economy, the largest in Latin America and the second largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Brazil is the first business partner of Pakistan among the South American countries,

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