Pakistan’s International Trade: The Potential for Expansion towards East and West

This project undertakes extensive empirical analysis to explore the lucrative opportunity for Pakistan to lower barriers to trade, not only with India in the East, but also a number of countries (including China) in the West and North, which are accessible via westward land routes. East-West liberalization of Pakistan’s international trade could lead to a large expansion in imports and exports, and have a major impact on Pakistan’s economy.

This project has quantified the effects of East-West trade liberalization and explored the payoff available from this policy.

This study was funded by the IGC (2016-17)

Key output

Report: Pakistan’s international trade: the potential for expansion towards East and West