This portal offers a vast range of trade information catered for the demands of the importers and exporters in the SAARC region. Information and services offered in this portal is served by a network of leading public and private sector trade institutions from the eight SAARC countries

About Trade Portal


About us 

www.saarctrade.info is a single stop point for all regional information especially those related to trade.  Representative of government’s agencies, member of chambers, individual business particularly- Small &Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and general public can come across range of information in this single platform. As one of the first initiatives of SAARC Trade Promotion Network (TPN), it was created with an idea to enrich the decision making process of the users using the information which is easily accessible in this portal.

www.saarctrade.info is a joint effort of 28 stakeholders from all eight SAARC nations, currently managed by The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and implemented by German International Cooperation (GIZ) with funding from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).  This portal is also directly connected, linked and integrated with portals of important organisations like International Trade Center (ITC) in Geneva, Centre for promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) in Netherlands, International Finance Corporation (IFC), SAARC Secretariat and leading regional and national business and trade institutions.

The aim is to provide business information services for importers and exporters including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to make use of trade opportunities in South Asia. As promotion of the regional network will bring about impulses for regional economic and social integration, the portal strives to bring a unique opportunity to access important trade related information to South Asian business community.

 

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