SAARC Countries Urged to Focus on Removing Non-tariff Barriers

13 July 2017

Mr. Younus Dagha, Federal Secretary of Commerce, Pakistan, has urged the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to focus on removing non-tariff barriers to strengthen trade in the region. He was speaking at a meeting of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) on 12 July 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Mr. Dagha said SAARC countries should work to enhance business-to-business interactions to boost trade, stating that the region holds immense trade and investment potential, being home to 21% of the world’s population. He added that the Ministry of Commerce supports SAARC CCI in its aims to create a business-friendly environment for SAARC countries, consisting of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.



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