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01 Dec, 2022
By Adeel Malik

How special interest groups capture trade policy in Pakistan

New empirical research examining what drives trade protection in Pakistan finds that sectors with exposure to politically powerful businesses have disproportionately benefitted over the last 20 years, through a complex mix of tariff and non-tariff measures.  

Pakistan has one of the most protectionist trade policies in the world.