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Examining Pakistan’s trade policy and institutions

May 2, 2016

Dedicated to A. R Kemal who pioneered a lot of trade work in Paksitan. 

 Trade policies are made used to made every year with much fanfare. Now they are made every 3 years. One was announced recently.

What are these policies? Are they well researched? What is their objective? 

How open is Pakistan? How open should it be? 
Why are exports as a percentage of GDP no increasing? 
Do we have an import tariff regime that makes sense? 
What do TDAP, MOC Commercial counsellors in embassies do? 

These and many other questions are discussed here with Dr. Manzoor Ahmed who has extensive experiencer of trade Policy of Pakistan and and ha advised many countries o trade issues. He has been with the WTO and with Paksitan civil service. 

If you trade, study trade or are interested in Pakistan Economic policy, this is a must hear.  

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