Pakistan Trade Project (PTP)

Through finanical support from the USAID and targeted technical assistance, Deloitte supports the improvement of trade-related policies, helps to build the capacity of Pakistan’s people and institutions and supports the implementation of trade-oriented industrial zones in some of Pakistan’s most challenging environments.

Institutionalization of Trade Portal

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 1 - Improved Pakistan Trade Environment
  • Component 2 - Increased Trade at Pakistani Borders
  • Component 3 - Support to Reconstruction Opportunity Zones

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:

  • Developing capacity, particularly for Government of Pakistan (GOP) institutions engaged in trade policy and regulation, such as the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), which includes the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the National Tariff Commission (NTC) and Pakistan Customs.
  • Engaging the private sector to influence reform on policy issues and innovations in selected aspects of regulation, infrastructure, and financing, particularly those that influence logistics performance.
  • Increasing women’s participation in export trade by engaging with women’s trade bodies through training, suitable internships and access to information.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Deloitte is a globally recognized, U.S.-based professional services organization with a business practice devoted to promoting economic development and poverty reduction in emerging...

  • Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI)

    Association
    Pakistan | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) is considered one of the finest business forums of the country. Established in 1952 and recognized in 1959 by the Government of Pakistan,...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, Pakistan
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 37 Million
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