ISLAMABAD (APRIL 13): In collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan Single Window (PSW) organized introductory sessions on the Trade Information Portal of Pakistan (TIPP) for the Trade & Investment Officers (TIOs) posted at Pakistani embassies abroad to give them an overview of the portal and its various features. More than 40 TIOs serving in Trade Missions in the Middle East, Africa, Americas, Europe, and Central and Southeast Asia attended the sessions spread over two days to accommodate the different time zones.
The sessions were conducted by PSW Domain Officers, Mr. Umair Mehmood Siddiqui and Mr. Hafiz Mohammed Ahmed. The TIOs were given a walkthrough of the portal and briefed on the available services and features including the digital library of trade laws/regulations, smart search features, guided journey, and trade directories. The briefing was followed by interactive Q&A sessions.
The TIOs appreciated PSW’s efforts in developing the portal for guidance of foreign businesses and individuals engaged in international trade with Pakistan as well as the overseas Pakistani community who frequently require information on customs duty and other taxes levied on consumer goods, used vehicles and mobile phones.
The Trade Information Portal provides a single access point for all cross-border trade-related information. Over 530 laws, regulations, procedures, and other trade-related measures from over 77 government agencies have been completely digitized and can now be accessed online. The portal was launched on March 31, 2022 in line with Pakistan’s commitment under the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and can be accessed at www.tipp.gov.pk. TIPP is an initiative of the PSWC, a public sector company, notified as the ‘operating entity’ of the PSW system under the provisions of the Pakistan Single Window Act, 2021.