The textile export figures in January 2017 have finally registered an increase. This means that the government’s textile package for exports may be working and perhaps it’s now time to further strengthen it.
Commentators say that the government should quickly move to provide the export industry with a level playing field by re-negotiating bad trade deals and providing protection from import dumping where necessary.
Pakistan’s exports to Indonesia showed a negative growth after the implementation of the Trading Agreement, as exports dropped to US $173 million in 2015 from US $273 million in 2011. The result is similar or for other trade agreements say with Thailand, Turkey, Afghanistan (transit trade deal), and China.
the government has recently imposed impport anti-dumping rates of an average between 6-41 percent anti-dumping rate on all steel imports from, China into Pakistan.