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 U.S. and Pakistan.
  • Promote a competitive Pakistani market through enhancing the country’s investment climate and regulatory environment.
  • 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.

Council Visibility

The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council furthers its mission and members’ policy goals through an extensive schedule of programs, outreach to Pakistani and U.S. government officials, and publications.

Pakistan Presence

The USPBC maintains close relationships with leading business organizations in Pakistan, including the American Business Council of Pakistan(ABC) and the American Business Forum (ABF). Council officials conduct policy missions to Pakistan to promote members’ priorities in meetings with senior Pakistani government officials and business leaders.

Forums with Government and Business Leaders

The USPBC organizes business forums and events with senior Pakistani and U.S. government officials to facilitate business-government dialogue. Members exchange views on policy priorities and discuss strategies to advance shared goals in Pakistan and the United States.

Recent Activity

LetterMar 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.

ReportJan 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
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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.

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.

ReportJan 14, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Partnering to Bolster Growth and Enhance Pakistan’s Competitiveness

The U.S. private sector believes that with the right policies, the achievements of the past three years can help accelerate Pakistan’s economic resurgence and improve the country’s position in attracting investment. This report argues that Pakistan has the potential and the resources to become a vibrant and dynamic emerging market economy. FDI can be instrumental in achieving this objective, but this would require putting in place some more sound economic policies and undertaking a variety of institutional and structural reforms. If successful, Pakistan could easily double or even triple the amount of FDI inflows.

EventOct 21, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council event with Prime Minister Sharif

The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) will host a luncheon for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who will address USPBC on the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan and commercial opportunities for U.S. businesses in Pakistan.

Above the FoldOct 08, 2014 - 8:00am
The proposed dam could provide 4,500 megawatts of energy for Pakistan.

How Do You Combat Day-Long Power Outages? With Water, Of Course

The Pakistan government is trying to combat a nationwide energy problem. The $14 billion Daimer Basha Dam project could help.

ReportSep 22, 2012 - 4:45pm
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Why Pakistan?

This report lays out the benefits of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council and doing business in the country.