U.S./Malaysia/Pakistan Cooperation to Develop Trade Potential

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

On August 22-26, 2016, CLDP and the International Trade Administration (ITA) collaborated with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to hold a consultation for senior officials from the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue and the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce in Putrajaya, Malaysia on customs reforms and procedures to enhance trade.

 Last year, Pakistan became the first country in South Asia to ratify the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).  Reforms under this agreement will improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allowing countries to develop more fully their export potential and to advance investment opportunities.  The week-long exchange, sponsored in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), featured discussion of issues key to reducing transaction costs and promoting export-led growth in Pakistan, including risk management, advance rulings, valuation and classification, and customs appeals. The consultation is the second phase in a series of programs conducted by CLDP and ITA in partnership with the Government of Pakistan under the TFA.

Upcoming Programs

August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 18, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

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