The Ministry of Commerce has introduced Business to Business (B2B) Barter Trade Mechanism 2023. This will enable Pakistan to engage in mutually beneficial exchanges with these countries.
Under the new rules, Pakistan will be able to export a wide range of goods to Afghanistan, Iran, and Russia.
Pakistan’s agricultural sector will largely benefit from this. With the export of meat, fruits, vegetables, and rice to these countries, Pakistan will be able trade in the international market. Additionally, Pakistan’s textile industry will gain a competitive edge by exporting textile products. Pakistan will also import other items such as perfumes, cosmetics, surgical instruments, and cutlery to these lucrative markets.
Pakistan will export sports equipment to Iran and Afghanistan as a result of this agreement. The ability to export this will facilitate the growth of the national sports equipment industry at large. It will also strengthen sports-related trade ties and foster sporting collaborations among the countries.
In return, Pakistan will import essential commodities from Iran, Russia and Afghanistan, including crude oil, LNG, and LPG- fulfilling its energy requirements. This strategic barter system will not only ensure a steady supply of energy resources but also contribute to reducing the country’s dependence on traditional trading methods