Minister: (Draft of Strategic Trade Policy Framework to be presented very soon: Commerce Minister)


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that the draft of Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2015-18 is on the final stages of its completion and will be presented to sub-committee of the Cabinet very soon for further deliberations.

After incorporating the recommendations of the sub-committee the draft will be submitted before the Cabinet for final approval. The Minister, chairing a meeting to review the STPF 2015-18 said that the new Policy contains attractive incentive packages for the exporters who would employ new techniques and machinery to their production methods.

Prime Minister has constituted a high-powered Sub-Committee of the Cabinet on Production and Exports to finalize the annual targets and plan for all economic ministries.

The 11- member sub-committee will be headed by the Finance Minister and comprises Minister for Commerce, Minister for Industries and Production, Minister for National Food Security and Research, Minister for Textile Industry, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and the Parliamentary Secretaries of these Ministries.