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

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.

Press ReleaseJan 14, 2016 - 3:45pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council leads Trade Mission to Pakistan and Releases Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following a trade mission this week to Pakistan, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) today released a report highlighting the country’s economic potential.

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.

EventApr 16, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

USPBC Luncheon Roundtable with Finance Minister of Pakistan

USPBC Hosted Luncheon Roundtable with H.E. Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister of Pakistan, on the Margins of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings.

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.

Press ReleaseMar 20, 2014 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Leads Business Delegation to Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) led a delegation of U.S. business leaders to Pakistan this week to identify trade and investment opportunities, advance the U.S.-Pakistan commercial relationship, and engage with leading Pakistani business organizations.

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.

ReportSep 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

Why Pakistan?

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Press ReleaseSep 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Offers Recommendations to Improve U.S.-Pakistani Economic Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a 10th anniversary gala held last night at the U.S.