To recommend to the TDAP Board, a national policy for maximizing exports of goods and
services from Pakistan and after approval of the Federal Government to develop strategy
and plans within the policy framework given by the Board.
To develop a consistent, sustainable and result oriented, holistic export development
plan, outlining vision, objectives, strategies and plan as approved by the Board.
To achieve synergy in development of exports at a national level by forging effective
liaison with private and public stakeholders and avoiding duplication of efforts.
To encourage and promote research in trade and policy related studies that may
facilitate in formulating an effective export policy and plans.
To plan, organize exhibitions, delegations to and from Pakistan.
To plan and organize local, international and inter-provincial export promotional
conferences, workshops, seminars etc.
To plan and organize foreign trade promotion through advertising in local, and
international print electronic and other appropriate media.
To liaise with trade bodies abroad.
To encourage and reward leading exporters from Pakistan through recognition and rewards, initiatives and incentives etc. Including making recommendations to the Federal Government for export awards including civil awards.
To promote export sectors where separate sectoral boards / bodies currently exist or
will be formed in the future, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for
the time being in force.
To examine supply chains of strategic export sectors and develop plans and initiatives
for strengthening supply base including exporters’ capabilities and capacities.
To sensitise and co-ordinate through Ministry of Commerce, with concerned Ministries, Divisions and Departments for the development of sectoral road maps.
To monitor progress against these plans for information of the Board.
To coordinate through Ministry of Commerce, with the Federal and Provincial Governments
and related organizations for a concerted supply chain initiative.
to provide visa
assistance to outgoing or incoming businessmen whether Pakistani or foreign nationals,
in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign Missions in Pakistan.
to encourage, establish and manage where appropriate export development centers,
business support units, display centers and facilities, and information centers, and
exporters training institutes etc.
To promote exporters and stakeholders’ education and training of intermediaries of
export related supply chain.
To encourage the organized development of the export business and the related corporate
and commercial sectors in Pakistan.
To facilitate the availability of finance to exporters, export oriented small and
medium enterprises, risk management of exporters and international buyers, energy and
infrastructure needs of exporters and related industrial areas and zones, quality
management, social, environmental and security needs and generally all aspects of export
To encourage and promote human resource development in the export sectors.
To encourage and promote and train new exporters.
To promote export skill development initiatives and related matters including training initiatives and institutes.
To coordinate through Ministry of Commerce with Federal and provincial Government agencies and organizations with a view to achieving synergies thereby minimizing duplication of effort.
To pursue with respective stakeholders the development of policies, regulations and standards for the export of goods and services.
To provide advisory support to stakeholders.
To be responsible for all matters related to trade development and promotion by
Commercial Officers posted in Pakistani Missions abroad. This shall include the
training, trade targets, monitoring, and performance evaluation against these trade
targets. The Chief Executive of the Authority shall be a member of the committee for
selection of the Commercial Officers to be posted abroad.
To prepare and seek Board’s approval of the annual budget.
To manage funds available to the Authority in accordance with rules and regulations
approved by the Board. to make rules for the conduct of the Authority with approval of
To make rules for conduct of the Authority with approval of the Board including rules for the management of –
Human resources, including appointments, remuneration, appraisals, resignations, allowance, incentives etc. of all employees.
Income and expenses.
Procurement of goods and services.
Administrative and financial authority policies and delegation thereof. and
Employee welfare funds and initiatives.
To have the administrative control of warehouses and other trade development entities
owned by the Authority in Pakistan and abroad.
To establish its own stationary and supplies and printing sources independent of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan.
To export Archives of the Authority.
To use the training institutions, corporate entities and facilities etc. established by the Authority for export development purposes.
To secure custody and preservation of all documents submitted to and emanating from the Authorities
To set up National, Provincial and Sectoral trade committees.
To implement directives of the Federal Government and the Board relating to export
development and promotion.
To prepare Annual Report of the Authority.
To consider other matters referred to the Authority by the Federal, a Provincial Government, a Division or a Department.
To consider and suggest reforms of the laws, rules and regulations relating to exports.
To perform such functions and exercise such powers under this act or any other law for the time being in force as may, after the commencement of this act, be delegated to it by the Federal Government and exercising any power or performing any functions conferred on it by or under any other law for time being in force.
To inculcate a quality assured ethic in exporters while encouraging value addition of exports.
To take, initiatives for maintaining facilities etc. to improve the performance of
exporters in the interest of generating economic activity, reducing cost of doing
business and enhancing supply chain efficiency.
To maintain the confidence of exporters by appropriate communications.
To receive, process and store, efficiently and quickly, the documents lodge with, and the information given to it under this Act.
To ensure that the documents and information referred to in clause (xiv) are available as soon as possible for access by the public.
To improve existing methods and devise new options for the expeditious settlement of claims and disputes between exporters and their buyers.
To promote the establishment and development of professional, educational and training
organizations connected with exports with a view to improving the management of export
To promote awareness among exporters and buyers and all relevant stakeholders with
respect to the benefits of exports and services of the Authority and general policies of
the Federal Government.
The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), which was established on November 8, 2006,
under a Presidential Ordinance, shall have Ministry of Commerce as its administrative ministry.