Trade Development Authority (Pakistan)

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The Trade Development Of Pakistan (TDAP)[edit]

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), which was established on November 8, 2006, under a Presidential Ordinance, shall have the Ministry of Commerce as its administrative ministry. TDAP is the successor organization to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and is mandated to have a holistic view of global trade development rather than only the ‘export promotion’ perspective of its predecessor. Designated as the premier trade organization of the country, TDAP shall be a dedicated, effective, and an empowered organization, which shall be professionally managed. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), previously known as the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)[1] is the apex agency of the Government of Pakistan engaged in the promotion and growth of the country's exports. It was established in 1963 as an attached department of the Ministry of Commerce.

EPB has its headquarters in Karachi with 14 regional offices all over the country. The regional offices mostly perform facilitation and regulatory functions as well as providing supply side and marketing assistance to the exporters.


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