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1 Original mandate - Up to 10 sector studies -Implications of the WTO Agreements Agreed mandate -5 sector studies -Include export issues beyond WTO, in particular enhancement of export potential Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

2 Gross list of sectors proposed for the studies - Engineering sector - Safety matches - Marble and granite - Agriculture - Gems and jewellery - Furniture - Leather - Fruits - Sports goods - Minerals - Pharmaceuticals - Footwear - Automotive parts - Dairy products - Information technology - Toys Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

3 Who are we writing for? -Government -Enterprises (none mentioned – none forgotten) Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

4 Methodology WTO …………….. (WTO cell in Pakistan) - trade conditions -information flow – up/down The weakest links …………….. (exporters) - including export services The buyer is king ……..…….…(importers) -needs – not demands If we had a million ………….....(all parties) -shopping list Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

5 Technical input from -9 national consultants -4 international consultants Not included: ITC and secretarial support Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

6 Sector Annual export US$ mill. (magnitudes) Percentage of national export Key issues (non-WTO) Automotive parts 350.2% B-to-B (sub-suppliers) Complexity of the sector Mix of products/materials Shortage of skilled labour Footwear % Impressive growth since 2000 Fashion needed Imported machinery and components too costly Furniture 120.1% Impressive growth since 2000 Quality matters Fashion needed Rosewood shortage Pharmaceuticals 800.5% Local market issues (price etc.) National image Quality matters Sport goods % Mix of products/markets New soccer ball standards Concentration and location (Sialkot) TOTAL Pakistan 15,000100% 1 US$ = ca. PKR 60 Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

7 Automotive parts – If we had a million 1.Trade missions to Pakistan 2.National automotive knowledge and information centre 3.Central R&D laboratory 4.Consolidated warehouse Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

8 Footwear – If we had a million 1.Information cell on WTO and other export related issues 2.Export marketing assistance programme 3.CAD/CAM system within the premises of PFMA 4.Overseas training – design, development and production 5.Footwear training institute Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

9 Furniture – If we had a million 1.A small seasoning plant 2.A research and information cell in APFEA 3.De-bottlenecking of process flows 4.A CAD-programme for furniture design 5.A technical training centre 6.A furniture quality control and testing laboratory 7.Export / import warehouse facilities Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

10 Pharmaceuticals – If we had a million 1.A pharmaceutical information bureau 2.An early warning system – markets, products, …… 3.A bio-equivalence / bio-availability laboratory 4.A quality label for Pakistans pharmaceutical industry 5.A scientific award for R&D of natural medicines in Pakistan 6.Sponsoring R&D for natural medicines via doctorates 7.An annual Pakistani pharmaceutical industry fair Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)

11 Sports goods – If we had a million 1.Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2.A CD catalogue 3.CSR capacity building in SCCI and PSGMEA 4.Management consultancy services for entrepreneurs 5.Vendors development programme (technical and managerial) 6.Information centre on WTO and related issues 7.Development of a national export strategy 8.Sports goods testing laboratory Pakistan – 5 sector studies (2007)


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