Boosting exports is pivotal for improving the economy. Creating a national image of quality service providers is one of the most important trade promotion initiatives. Exports will be promoted through new markets and sectors, especially through SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises), women entrepreneurs, and increased trade in services. This will be facilitated through assistance to strengthen trade development and export promotion efforts through the Ministry of Commerce and through providing market information on export opportunities and market access requirements to the private sector through trade associations and women's business groups. It will also be supported through the development of competitive ROZs and other Zone programs tailored to meet the needs of specific sectors and markets. USAID Trade Project will also strengthen bilateral Pakistan- US trade through creating ROZs and implementation of trade treaties and assistance to introduce Pakistani exporters to US market opportunities beyond textiles. While USAID Trade Project components address distinct objectives, including export led growth of the national economy, expanded trade with neighboring countries, and local economic development in ROZ areas, the solutions nevertheless are mutually reinforcing. USAID Trade Project activities will also be coordinated with other USAID projects as well as GoP initiatives and other donor projects such as those of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) work on trade facilitation.
The USAID Trade project is built upon a consultative process involving HR (human resource) and institutional capacity building. Its three components incorporate gender integration, change management and public-private dialogue and partnership. The effective integration of USAID Trade Project's three components will amplify its contribution to solving Pakistan's trade challenges.
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