Pakistan’s trade with Africa has remained stagnant at USD 3 billion per year from 2012-13 to 2016-17, which has increased to USD 4.6 billion in 2018-19. Main reason of the low trade volume, had been low level of engagement of Pakistan with Africa. In order to enhance trade and increase outreach to major African economies, the Ministry of Commerce launched “Look Africa Initiative”, which envisaged various measures to enhance trade with Africa. In 2019, the Ministry of Commerce has relocated six Commercial Sections from Europe to Africa taking the total number to ten, to cover top ten economies of Africa.
| i. Textile and Apparel
iii. Agriculture (Rice, Sugar, wheat etc.)
iv. Tractors & Agricultural Implements
v. Banking and Transportation
| vi. Surgical instruments
vii. Leather & Sports Goods
viii. Light Engineering and Electronics
ix. IT & software
x. Cement & Construction services
Last modified: February 10, 2020
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