Pakistan to Start Bartering Trade with Iran
- June, 03, 2023 - 10:20
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce announced that Islamabad has issued a special order for bartering trade with Iran, Afghanistan and Russia for some goods including oil and natural gas.
Making substantial progress in trade alliances with Iran and Syria, the government of Pakistan has announced the implementation of barter trade agreements.
The Ministry of Commerce has introduced Business to Business (B2B) Barter Trade Mechanism 2023. This will enable Pakistan to engage in mutually beneficial exchanges with these countries.
Under the new rules, Pakistan will be able to export a wide range of goods to Afghanistan, Iran, and Russia, Pakistantoday.com reported.
Pakistan’s agricultural sector will largely benefit from this. With the export of meat, fruits, vegetables, and rice to these countries, Pakistan will be able to demonstrate the quality and variety of its produce to the international market.
Additionally, Pakistan’s textile industry will gain a competitive edge by exporting textile products. Pakistan will also import other items such as perfumes, cosmetics, surgical instruments, and cutlery to these lucrative markets.
Furthermore, Pakistan will export sports equipment to Iran and Afghanistan as a result of this agreement. The ability to export this will facilitate the growth of the national sports equipment industry at large. It will also strengthen sports-related trade ties and foster sporting collaborations among the countries.
In return, Pakistan will import essential commodities from Iran, Russia and Afghanistan, including crude oil, LNG, and LPG- fulfilling its energy requirements. This strategic barter system will not only ensure a steady supply of energy resources but also contribute to reducing the country’s dependence on traditional trading methods.
Pakistan can also import other items from Iran such as chemical products, fertilizers, fruits, vegetables, and spices. This will broaden the country’s market access.