Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


NTMs and Export Competitiveness

Date : Octoberober 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Panelists : Dr Manzoor Ahmad, International trade and Customs expert, Ambassador to the WTO; Member Customs at FBR and Deputy Director, World Customs Organization, Brussels. Dr. Adil Nakhoda, Assistant professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and a research fellow at the Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER) at IBA.
Speaker : Samidh Shrestha is a Market Analyst at the International Trade Centre (ITC)

Better integration with the global marketplace is important for Pakistan’s economic development. It will help create good quality jobs – especially for youth and women. In fact, by some estimates, the country can potentially increase its exports by up to $12 billion by 2024 – even taking into account disruptions caused due to COVID19 – according to the International Trade Centre’s latest export potential assessment for Pakistan, if restrictions to trade are lifted.