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  • Imports from Pakistan A$179 million
  • Exports to Pakistan A$632 million
  • Capital Islamabad
  • Official Languages Urdu, English
  • Area 796,000 sq km
  • Population 178.9 million

Market profile

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Success stories
Pioneering a new coffee house experience in Pakistan
31 Mar 2014
Gloria Jean’s Coffees, the Australian-owned global coffee company, has grown from over 200 local coffee houses in Australia to having a significant global footprint.
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New round of funding for Australian member–based business organisations targeting Asia
5 Feb 2014
Austrade is seeking Expressions of Interest from Australian member–based business organisations for the 2014 Asian Business Engagement (ABE) Plan grant round.
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Australia’s Pierlite opens state-of-the-art factory in Pakistan
13 Dec 2013
Australian lighting company Pierlite will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pakistan’s capital, Karachi, in a joint venture expected to signal further foreign direct investment (FDI) and ...
Australian automatic doors for the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit System in Pakistan
21 Nov 2013
Australian automatic door company iDoor is installing automatic doors for bus terminals for the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Pakistan.
Success stories
How the seed of an idea grew into reality for one Australian company in Pakistan
2 Oct 2013
Agriculture is a major economic driver in Pakistan. A growing demand for quality agricultural products and services to increase farm yields is creating opportunities for Australian companies.

Doing business

If travelling to remote or rural areas it is advisable to register your travel plans with the Australian High Commission in Islamabad.

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Pakistan's economy is made up of the services sector (50 per cent), industry/manufacturing (25 per cent) and agriculture (25 per cent).
    » read more at DFAT
    Pakistan has a federal system of government with a bicameral legislature: the National Assembly and the Senate.
    » read more at DFAT
    Australia-Pakistan total two-way trade in 2012 was $879 million, compared with $703 million in 2010 and $600 million in 2008.
    » read more at DFAT

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Register a business in Pakistan

The Pakistan Board of Investment and Trade provides information for international businesses looking to setup and invest in Pakistan. See the Pakistan Board of Investment and Trade website for further information.

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

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