Pakistan’s manufacturing sector has been reporting lackluster performance and underutilization that needs thorough addressing and assessment. PBC has been working closely with Manufacturing industry and monitoring data coming from international and local organizations in its effort to further Pakistan’s developmental goals.
Many of Manufacturing Industry’s problems are due to flawed government policies and regulations and their weak implementation. This report details Pakistan’s indicators pitched against other Asian developing economies and analyzes the performance of FTAs signed with those countries. It also does a limited analysis of Pakistan’s Tariff regime and its impact on local manufacturing as well as the distortions in domestic manufacturing due to abuse of the Afghan Transit Trade Policy.