Trade - Announcements Archives
Announcement by the Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC), May 2012
Announcement by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), February 2012
Announcement by the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), January 2012
Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), the central Public Private Partnership (PPP) unit established under the Ministry of Finance is organizing an Investors' Forum to be held on 1st February, 2012 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi at 09:30 AM. The Forum will be showcasing the National Trade Corridor Cool Chain Project for development of horticulture sector in Pakistan on a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) basis. Additional information, including detailed feasibility of the project can be obtained form IPDF's website www.ipdf.gov.pk.
Announcement by the Sindh Board of Investment, December 2011
Sindh Board of Investment, Government of Sindh in collaboration with Livestock & Fisheries Department and Agriculture Department is organizing the “Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry and Agriculture Exhibition 2012” from 28-29th January, 2012 at the Karachi Expo Centre. For more information please download the official brochure of the event here or visit the organizer's website www.sbi.gos.pk .
Statement on the fifth TIFA Council Meeting in Pakistan
The fifth round of the U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting was held in Islamabad on September 20, 2011. Mr. Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S Trade Representative for South & Central Asia led the US side. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Secretary Commerce, Mr. Zafar Mahmood. The delegates discussed a wide range of investment climate issues including market access, the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, trade promotion efforts, enforcement of intellectual property rights and sector-specific investment challenges. Both sides agreed to work together on measures that will promote private sector engagement between the two countries.
The readout from the fifth meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan TIFA Council is available on the USTR's website:
Renewal of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, October 2011
On October 21, 2011,President Obama signed H.R.2832 entitled "Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011" into law. The legislation includes a retroactive GSP renewal through July 31, 2013. Importers of GSP-eligible products may seek reimbursement for tariffs paid between 1st January and November 4th, 2011. Refund procedures can be found on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's website. Please follow the link below:http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/trade_programs/international_agreements/special_trade_programs/gsp_ gen_ system/mem_gsp.ctt/mem_gsp.pd
Please visit the official website of the GSP program for more details: http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/trade-development/preference-programs/generalized-system-preference-gsp
Announcement by the Board of Investment (BOI), October, 2011
Pakistan's Board of Investment (BOI), in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) is organizing an International Investors Conference at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Bhurban, Pakistan from December 16-18, 2012. The sectors of the economy that will remain in focus during the conference include: energy, minerals, agriculture, livestock, infrastructure development and construction. The official brochure of the conference can be downloaded here and tentative program here. For additional information, including registration form, please visit FPCCI's website www.fpcci.com.pk
Announcement by the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Business Support Fund (BSF), October 2011
SME Business Support Fund (BSF), established by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, is in the process of developing an online portal by the name of "Franchising Pakistan". Interested franchisors and franchisees are encouraged to get themselves enrolled on this portal. As a benefit, BSF will not only help to create a linkage between the two parties but will also assist them in completion of all business formalities including legal issues, marketing and operational plans, trainings etc. For online registration and additional information, please visit www.franchisingpakistan.com
Announcement by the Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., July 2011
For more information please visit: www.pharmaasia.com.pk
2012 Pakistan Surgical Instruments SABIT (Special American Business Internship Training) Program
Announcement by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, June 2011
Announcement by Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd., May 2011
7th Build Asia Int’l Exhibition and Conference scheduled from 13-15 Sept. 2011 at Karachi Expo Centre is being organized by full UFI member of the Global Association of Exhibition Industry (Paris – France), Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. with an aim to focus on the immense potential of the Building and Construction Industry in Pakistan. The Event also incorporates Furniture Asia, Property Asia & Stonefair Asia International Exhibitions.
Announcement by Infrastructure Project Development Facility, March 2011
In collaboration with the Pakistan Railways (PR), Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) hereby invites 'Expression of Interest (EOI)' from corporate houses, consortiums and other interested private parties for operating freight trains on Pakistan Railways' infrastructure under its “Open Access Policy” (OAP). IPDF is a company established under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, to facilitate the development of infrastructure projects under PPP methodology.
Please download the original advertisement here . Preliminary Information Memorandum (Operating Freight Trains Under Public Private Partnership) can be obtain here .
Announcement by the Security Papers Limited, December 2010
Security Papers Limited (SPL) is manufacturing paper for banknote and other security documents such as Prize Bonds, Defense Savings Certificates, Non-judicial Stamp Paper, Certificate Paper for educational boards and Degree Papers for Universities. Security Papers Limited (SPL) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certified company and also is one of the Top 25 Companies of Karachi Stock Exchange - Pakistan.
SPL intends to procure "Supply, installation, testing & commissioning of cotton comber continuous processing plant (on turn key basis)". International Tender as released in local newspaper on December 10, 2010 is available for download here.
Announcement by the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA, October 2010