The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, held a consultative meeting on the progress made on the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). The Secretary Commerce and other officials of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) were present during the meeting. The Secretary, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) joined the meeting via video link.
The Advisor was told that Uzbekistan has shared its request list for tariff reduction and that the MOC is in the process of finalising Pakistan’s Request List in consultation with public and private sector stakeholders. He was informed that the input of private sector, concerned ministries and departments has been obtained via detailed consultations in the last three months.
The Advisor directed the MOC to have a final round of consultations with the private sector stakeholders, companies trading with Uzbekistan, various chambers and associations to review the ground situation before finalizing Pakistan’s Request Lists.
He was informed that seminars will be held by TDAP in Karachi and Lahore to apprise the business community about the PTA.