China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) remains our major thrust area for regional integration, improving investment and trade competitiveness. We believe that this framework of regional connectivity will benefit China, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Central Asian Republics and the adjoining regions. And at the root of this connectivity and overall regional integration are the efforts for creating an enabling environment.
We are working on areas that can help improve rail, road, air and water connectivity. Besides, our team members are engaged with the World Bank to develop policy tools, instruments and guidelines for identifying opportunities for diversification and value addition to support the efforts of National Tariff Commission of Pakistan. Our team is continuously meeting the training needs of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD) on Trade Policy Analysis and utilizing databases.
We have developed model templates for undertaking the ex-ante and ex-post Preferential / Free Trade Agreement analysis. These methodologies help us in identifying competitive products so the export sector can benefit with the obtained margin of preference. It also helps in identification of areas where investment should be focused from the long term strategic planning perspective.
Our team remained part of the discussions organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat around the emerging new issues in “Multilateral Trade Agreements” for improving competitiveness. These included provisions on state-owned enterprises, labour standards, government procurement and trade & investment. Capacity Analytics has been supporting the regional integration among the commonwealth nations. We have also been propagating the efforts towards globalization and a deeper integration of the developing and least developed countries in the global value chains.
We have been also been supporting the measures for reducing the cost of doing business and cost of freight. Capacity Analytics worked with the business community in Pakistan for preparing a plan for development of inland water transportation. Keeping in view the naturally available abundant water resource available to the country, the development of Inland Water Transport is the least expensive mode for moving bulk commodities leading to achievement of cost competitiveness. We plan to upscale our activities on this front for expediting the development process.
- Identification of Potential Ways of Upgrading Pakistan’s SME’s into Global Value Chains (GVCs)
- Analyzing Sectors and Products to Support Pakistan’s Export Diversification within the EU Market
- Regional supply chains and gravity model
- Identification of Trade Opportunities among SAARC countries: Using TradeSift
- Generating trade bulletins for clients
- Product Analysis
- Market Intelligence
- Plan for Water Management, Floods, Transport & Aquatic Tourism