Amjad, Rashid and Ghani, Ejaz and Din, Musleh ud and Mahmood, Tariq (2012): Export Barriers in Pakistan: Results of a Firm-Level Survey. Published in: The Lahore Journal of Economics , Vol. 17, : pp. 103-134.
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This study attempts to evaluate exporters’ perceptions of the problems they face in exploiting their full competitive potential in the international market. Using firm-level survey data, we find that a shortage of skilled labor, the energy crisis, institutional rigidities, market imperfections, and weaknesses in physical infrastructure are the key impediments to achieving export competitiveness. Policies geared toward improving the quality of skilled labor, resolving the energy crisis, and reducing transaction costs by improving the institutional and physical infrastructure are key to expanding Pakistan’s exports on a sustained basis.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Export Barriers in Pakistan: Results of a Firm-Level Survey|
|Keywords:||Pakistan, export competitiveness, exporting procedures, certifications|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations|
|Depositing User:||khurram iqbal|
|Date Deposited:||18. Oct 2012 14:57|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:29|
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