In June 2009 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the four-year, USD 22.12 million Pakistan Trade Project (PTP) to Deloitte Consulting. The project supports United States–Pakistan regional priorities, particularly trade with Afghanistan and India. Following a one-year extension in February 2013, PTP became a five-year initiative (2009-2014) with a budget of USD 37 million. The project design includes three components, described in project documents as
Component 3 remained inactive and USAID re-aligned program activities away from this component in Project Year 3.
Most of the PTP interventions are aimed at improving the trade environment (including transit trade with Afghanistan) by streamlining flow of information, capital and goods and processes that affect Pakistan’s logistics performance. Related to this, the project supports: