A drop in corruption may not always be consequential for accelerating economic growth
Hussain H. Zaidi
A tariff increase by Pakistan may force its trading partners to retaliate by reducing market access to our exports
The last fiscal year concluded with a high fiscal deficit (6.8 per cent of gross domestic product), current account...
After the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of aluminium and steel, China and India have also announced
The large trade and current account deficits indicate that the demand for dollars has far exceeded supply.
Continuous subsidisation of businesses, whether it takes the form of revenue forgone or direct cash transfers,
With such a big gap between the applied and bound tariffs, imports can be scaled down by raising applied tariffs to an
How strong is Pakistan’s case?
More than 78 per cent of Pakistan’s exports benefit from GSP+ treatment.
THE draft Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2018-23 aims at taking annual exports to as high as $61 billion in...
China is better placed than Pakistan on almost all key economic indicators.
Subsidy has both winners and losers. Major beneficiaries of the price support are big growers while the beneficiaries.
What are the potential costs of such a decision?
As Pakistan and Turkey head towards a free trade agreement, the important question is: will Turkey offer meaningful...
Basic economic indicators have to be significantly improved for sustained economic growth
The amendment will give legal certainty that countries with limited manufacturing capacity will be able to import
Pakistan stands to benefit from three 'tailwinds' ─ CPEC, Iran's return to intl community and low oil prices.
It is important to look at the rationale for offering an SOE for sale and the transparency of the privatisation process.
THE Nairobi package, representing the outcome of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference held in the Kenyan capital two...
The Constitution provides that no tax can be imposed by the govt ‘except by an act of parliament.