It has motivated the State Bank of Pakistan [SBP] in the last two years, to boost exports and attract foreign investments, overt and covertly. To make it easier for the expatriates to bring in and take out their savings without any hassles.
The sequences of actions taken by the central bank were for the emendation in its foreign exchange manual to aid equity investment abroad by startups.
This new policy will attract Foreign Direct Investment [FDI] through the establishment of holding companies by Pakistani fintech and startups, to support exports by assisting exporters to establish their subordinates or branches outside of Pakistan.
These changes will significantly improve the overall investment regime as well as foster the new entrepreneurial culture in the country.
Backing the changes in the foreign exchange regulations, now the exporters will be able to form their subordinates or branch offices to promote their exports without any consent from SBP the banks will be allowed to revoke funds up to 10 percent of the average annual export earnings of the last three years $100,000 or whichever is higher abroad on their behalf.
From the second year onwards the banks have been allowed to revoke $30,000 to meet the annual budgeted expenses of the representative’s office acquired abroad with annual inflation of 10 percent in expenses.
This new policy will give exporters space to explore new markets and expand their export business. As the longstanding demand of exporters and IT firm had been facing difficulties in running their foreign operations previously outdated by SBP regulations.