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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

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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PBC Comparative Analysis of The Draft Associations Not for Profit ( Licensing and Corporate Governance) Regulations 2013(SRO 301(I)/2013)

In June 2013 the SECP proposed The Draft Associations not for Profit (licensing and corporate governance) Regulations, 2013.

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Comparative Analysis of Companies (Audit of Cost Accounts) Rules, 1998 with prevailing legislation

Disclaimer: The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed herein are those of the Management and do not necessarily reflect the views...

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National Economic Agenda (NEA)

The National Economic Agenda (NEA) is a Pakistan Business Council initiative aimed at facilitating dialogue among the major political parties...

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Political Parties Manifestos Versus The PBC’s National Economic Agenda


In April 2011 the Pakistan Business Council with the help of Pakistan’s intellectual elite formulated the National Economic Agenda (NEA).

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Agenda for Economic Reform

Pakistan Business Council has expressed on various recent occasions its concerns for Pakistan’s economy. It has been actively engaging with...

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PBC Position Papers on Five Critical Issues

Five critical and immediate issues and challenges facing Pakistan were identified and panels formed for discussion. The issues identified were:...

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RGST Support

Being a premier representative organization of Pakistani enterprises, Pakistan Business Council strongly put its weight towards progressive taxation in the...

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