Doing business in Pakistan

Pakistan is a developing market with an ever growing middle class increasingly looking for the types of goods and services in which the UK excels.

Pakistan is a risky, but highly lucrative market to do business. However there is often an immediate recognition of many British products and brands in Pakistan due to the country’s many links with the UK.

What are the opportunities?

Principal UK exports are:

  • specialised industrial machinery

  • power generation equipment

  • pharmaceutical and medical products

  • telecommunication and broadcasting equipment

  • chemicals

  • metal scrap

There has also been considerable growth and investment in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture

  • Energy / Power Generation

  • Financial Services

  • Infrastructure Development and Engineering Consultancy

  • Education and Training

  • Fire Safety & Security

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications

  • Oil and Gas

  • Pharmaceutical and Health Care

  • Retail

  • Textiles

Most of the largest infrastructural projects in Pakistan are financed by multilateral agencies.

Guide to doing business in Pakistan

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with Pakistan. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to export

  • How to do business

  • Business etiquette

  • What are the challenges

  • How to invest in Pakistan

  • Contacts

Download the Pakistan Doing Business Guide

Sector briefings

For information on your sector in Pakistan including characteristics of the market, opportunities and key contacts, please check out the latest sector reports.

See all Sector briefings for Pakistan

Countries: Pakistan
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