U.S.-Pakistan Business Council

The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) is dedicated to the broad advancement of U.S. commercial engagement in Pakistan. Since its inception in 2002, the Council has provided a national forum for dialogue on key economic, political, and other issues of interest to American companies operating in or exploring business opportunities in Pakistan.

The U.S-Pakistan Business Council's mission is to enhance trade and investment between the U.S. and Pakistan and promote the bilateral economic and business relationship at the highest levels of leadership in both countries. The USPBC provides members access to senior U.S. and Pakistan government and business leaders, delivers timely information, and facilitates member input in policy formation.

Our Goals and Priorities

  • Advocate for the advancement of stronger commercial ties between the United States and Pakistan.
  • Advance public-private sector dialogue on a wide range of economic issues to strengthen two-way trade and investment between the United States and Pakistan.
  • Promote policy reforms to improve the business climate, encourage a more conducive regulatory environment, and drive investment and economic growth in Pakistan.
  • Encourage international best practices to develop Pakistan’s technology sector, and enable the introduction of the latest technologies into the market.
  • Strengthen intellectual property rights protection and enforcement in Pakistan.
  • Enhance cooperation with key organizations in both countries to ensure cohesive and coordinated strategies in promoting U.S. private sector interests in Pakistan.


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Recent Activity

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ReportMay 05, 2020 - 9:00am
U.S. Pakistan Member Guide Cover

U.S. Pakistan Business Council Brochure

This brochure details the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council and includes specifics on membership levels and how to get involved.

Press ReleaseDec 06, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Steven Kobos Chairman-Elect and Aamer Sheikh Vice Chairman-Elect

WASHINGTON, D.C— The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) announced the election of Steven Kobos, president and managing director of Excelerate Energy, as chairman-elect. Mr. Kobos will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Mehmood Khan, former vice chairman of PepsiCo.

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2019 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Leads Business Delegation to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) led a business mission to Islamabad, Pakistan focused on strengthening the U.S.-Pakistan commercial relationship.

EventJun 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
U.S.-Pakistan Business Council

USPBC Hosted Senior Pakistani Business Delegation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

On June 26, USPBC pleased to host Senior Pakistani business delegation for a roundtable discussion focused on a shared goal -- enhancing U.S.-Pakistan economic and business cooperation across a number of sectors.

Letters to CongressMar 07, 2018 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber, U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Letter on Pakistan Joining WTO Information Technology Agreement

The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) joined  a number of associations in the U.S. and Pakistan in sending a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi encouraging the Government of Pakistan to embrace the immediate and long-term benefits of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and its expansion.

EventNov 03, 2017 - 3:00pm to Apr 23, 2018 - 4:00am

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Hosts Governor of Sindh and Delegation of Pakistani Executives

Governor of Sindh Mohammad Zubair and the Pakistani delegation joined USPBC members and guests from the American business community at the State Department for a discussion on recent developments in Pakistan's economy and the country's business environment

Press ReleaseSep 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Hosts Prime Minister of Pakistan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) hosted newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today for a roundtable discussion with business executives on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York.

Press ReleaseSep 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Welcomes Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, at a roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Pakistani Prime Minister H.E. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, a high-level delegation of Pakistani officials, and U.S.

Press ReleaseMar 08, 2016 - 11:00am

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Dr. Mehmood Khan Chairman-Elect and Zia Chishti Vice Chairman-Elect

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has announced the election of Dr. Mehmood Khan as chairman-elect. Dr. Khan currently serves as vice chairman of the USPBC and will succeed Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, who has served as chairman since 2012.