Helpful organizations in Pakistan

Ministry of Commerce–  contributes to the national economy through trade facilitation and liberalization, improve export competitiveness and reduce the cost of doing business. To achieve higher market access for Pakistani products in foreign markets with the aim of increasing our share of export in the global trade.


TDAP (Trade Development Authority of Pakistan)– is mandated to have a holistic view of global trade development rather than only the ‘export promotion’ perspective of its predecessor. Designated as the premier trade organization of the country, TDAP shall be a dedicated, effective, and an empowered organization, which shall be professionally managed.

Pakistan Exporters Directory (by TDAP) has been developed by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan based on data extracted from Pakistan Custom’s records. Its main purpose is to assist foreign buyers in sourcing their requirements from Pakistan. The Directory is also expected to promote export companies in Pakistan by making available relevant details regarding their products, export performances, and profiles to foreign buyers. This in turn would contribute to enhancing exports from Pakistan.


The Board of Investment (BOI) was established with broad based responsibilities of promotion of investment in all sectors of economy; facilitation of local and foreign investors for speedy materialization of their projects and to enhance Pakistan ‘s international competitiveness and contribute to economic and social development. The BOI assists companies and investors who intend to invest in Pakistan as well as facilitates the implementation and operation of their projects. The wide range of services provided by BOI includes providing information on the opportunities for investment and facilitating companies that are looking for joint venture. The BOI acts as a focal point of contact for prospective investors, both domestic and foreign to provide them with all necessary information and assistance in coordinating with other Government Departments/Agencies.

Ministry of Industries & Production (MoI&P)

Ministry of Industries & Production (MoI&P)’s role is that of a facilitator in creating an enabling environment for industrial growth in the country. (MoI&P)’s vision is to Achieve Efficient, Sustainable and inclusive Industrial Development. (MoI&P)’s  mission is to play a lead role in formulating and implementing a comprehensive strategy for sustainable industrialization of Pakistan which aims at poverty alleviation, job creation and enhancing Pakistan’s international competitiveness.


Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB)

Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) is the sole representing agency of the Federal Government that was established in May 2003 with the main objective to facilitate, promote and encourage development of Renewable Energy in Pakistan and with a mission to introduce Alternative and Renewable Energies (AREs) at an accelerated rate.

The Government of Pakistan has tasked the AEDB to ensure 5% of total national power generation capacity to be generated through renewable energy technologies by the year 2030. In addition, under the remote village electrification program, AEDB has been directed to electrify 7,874 remote villages in Sindh and Balochistan provinces through ARE technologies.

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB)

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is an apex Government body mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry in local and international markets.

Major Functions

  • Undertake research and study on the state of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector and propose strategies for fast track and sustainable development of the Pakistan IT industry including software and services, IT enabled services, and hardware in both export and domestic markets.
  • Study the laws and regulations of various competitor countries and propose improvements and modifications in Pakistan public policy impacting the IT industry in the light of Pakistan’s requirements.
  • Register IT companies in Pakistan and propose and provide fiscal, regulatory and corporate incentives and facilitation to them. Act as a one-stop shop to cater to all the needs of an IT company for setting up or facilitating its IT business ventures in Pakistan. Act as a bridge between the private IT companies and the various government bodies. Read more in PSEB website.


The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB)

The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) was created in 1994 as “One Window Facilitator” to promote private sector participation in the power sector of Pakistan. PPIB facilitates investors in establishing private power projects and related infrastructure, executes Implementation Agreement (IA) with Project Sponsors and issues sovereign guarantees on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Chambers of Commerce in Pakistan:

THE FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (ICC)-  Pakistan is the National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce in Pakistan founded in 1955 and reorganized in 1999. ICC Pakistan is a consultative body to senior policy makers and provides guidelines and information, which help to facilitate legislation allowing for the development of a conducive and enabling environment for direct investments and international trade. ICC Pakistan has become an active forum for enhancing the role and interests of the local and international business communities by promoting policies and reform initiatives to facilitate foreign direct investment and trade. Members of ICC Pakistan are representatives of established private sector organizations having a diverse range of business, professional and philanthropic interests with extensive experience in Pakistan and overseas retaining corporatorized public sector firms, a regulatory agency and selected chambers of commerce amongst its membership. ICC Pakistan’s immediate goals are to promote appropriate reform legislation and to impart training of ICC rules and practices.

Woman chambers of Commerce & Industry, please find the list here. 

Association’s of trade and Industry, please find the list here.