Prime Minister chairs high level meeting to review efforts for continuation of Generalized System of Preferences Plus status for Pakistan beyond 2018
Islamabad, January 19, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a high level meeting at PM Office to review the efforts for continuation of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Plus status for Pakistan beyond 2018. Commerce Division briefed the meeting in detail regarding Pakistan’s compliance with the requirements of GSP Plus. It was informed that periodical review report by the Government of Pakistan has already been submitted and has been examined by the European Union.
Commerce Division further informed that positive outcome is expected after the examination of the periodical review and the GSP Plus status will obtain roll-over for another three years term. It was also informed that over the past five years Pakistan’s exports to European Union registered 45% increase while value added textile products registered 88% increase.
The Prime Minister directed Commerce Division and relevant foreign missions abroad to maintain a focused approach towards ensuring continuation of GSP Plus status and take all necessary measures to maintain the growth oriented trend. The meeting was attended by Minister for Commerce Mr. Pervaiz Malik, Advisor to PM on Finance Mr. Miftah Ismail and senior officials from Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs, Human Rights and Religious Affairs Divisions.
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