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Doing business in Pakistan

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Pakistan.

Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Pakistan
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Global Trader Guide to Commonwealth Markets
Export guide published by the British Chambers of Commerce featuring country profiles, overviews of key industry sectors and regional trends.

Doing Business in Pakistan 2010
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares the regulatory environment for business in 13 Pakistani cities.

Investment in Pakistan
Guide produced by KPMG in 2010. Topics include an overview of the economy and foreign trade, the investment regulatory framework, tax and key data on major business sectors.

Doing Business In
Booklets from HLB International giving general information on doing business in other countries.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Pakistan
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade.

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Trade and industry apex body.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Pakistan

Articles and books in the Library collection

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