Doing business in Pakistan
A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Pakistan.
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.
Pakistan company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.
Overseas Business Risk - Pakistan
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.
Investment in Pakistan
KPMG guide to provide information on a number of subjects relevant for doing business in Pakistan. Published in 2017.
Pakistan: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2017, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Pakistan.
On our Exporting to Pakistan page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.
European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.
Law and regulation
Doing Business law library
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.
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
- intellectual property
- marketing agreements
- data protection
- product liability.
Forums and support networks
UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce
A support network for promoting business and trade.
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Trade and industry apex body.
Articles and books in the Library collection
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