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COVER STORY
TRADE POLICY

Title 29.jpg (26939 bytes)The new Trade Policy has certainly disappointed those who were expecting an 'incentive studded' policy. However, such expectations should have not been there, had they carefully read the two trade policies announced by the current economic managers indicating departure from the tradition. The Policy has been confined to the strategic aspects and gives clear signal to the producers and exporters of the direction of the government policies.

 

 


WHEAT EXPORTS
PAGE highlighted the implications of allowing the private sector participation in wheat exports for the first time ever, a prerogative of the government agencies previously. This time around it focuses on the challenges to find international market for the commodity at a time when supply seems to exceed the demand.


TEXTILE QUOTA
Removal of quota restrictions by the European Union on Pakistan's textile exports would not be enough if eventually the talks conclude to a mutually acceptable agreement between the two governments. EU must ensure that it would not resort to anti-dumping duty on any Pakistan's textiles and would also accord generalized system of Preferential Treatment. Removal of quota by EU with mutual understanding could help to the textile exporters who are sincerely engaged in value addition of their textile products.


SPECIAL REPORT
Demographic Growth, Food, Fertilizer and Pakistan


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