Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Facilitating Pakistan's Trade: TFA & National Trade Facilitation Bodies The Pakistan NTTFC

Date : September 18, 2020 at 03:00 PM
Host :Mr. Amer Durrani, President, Reenergia Main Host/Facilitator, Dr. Nadeem ul Hague (VC, PIDE), Ms. Aisha Humaira ps WTO) Host/Facilitator
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Panelists : Robina Athar (Additional Secretary-I, Ministry of Commerce), Mohammad Saeed (Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser, ITC & Former Senior Technical Advisor UNCTAD), Jawwad Agha (ITC & MoC), Tauqir Shah (ITC & MoC), Rasheed Jan Mohammad (Chairman Pakistan Shippers Council/Director - NTTFC Westbury Group), Tasneem Noorani (Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce), Irtiqa Zaidi (Former Project Director TTFP Ministry of Commerce), Javaid Mansoor (Former Executive Secretary NTTF), Abdullah Yousaf (Chairman of Public Sector Committee and Economic Advisory Committee of (ICAP) & Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG)), Ahmar Bilal Soofi (Founder, President RSIL), Dr. Manzoor Ahmed (Chief Executive of World Trade Advisors: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, PRIME), Babar Badat (President FIATA - Former Chairman PIFFA & IRT/TIR Commission), Tariq Huda (Member Custom, FBR)

Realising the gaps and importance of the Trade sector, Pakistan initiated its national trade and transport facilitation program. National Trade & Transport Facilitation Committee (NTTFC), a public-private joint venture was established in 2001. The committee works in close coordination with Federal ministries, public sector organisations, chamber of commerce & industry and trade association. NTTFC is responsible to carry on efforts for enhanced trade competitiveness through improved trade and transport facilitation. TF Committee is currently reinvigorated by secretary planning.