Pakistan cement exporters identify India’s non-tariff barriers

Pakistan cement exporters identify India’s non-tariff barriers
Published: 25 May 2011

Pakistan cement exporters have identified various non-tariff barriers erected by the Indian authorities that deny them fair opportunity to exploit the actual potential of the Indian markets, according to the copies of TDAP questionnaires available with The News on Wednesday.

The non-tariff barriers include delays in granting certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards, restriction on cement exports via train and trucks, and the cumbersome process of obtaining marketing permits in India.

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has distributed a questionnaire for the identification of Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) to various trade bodies asking them to give details of the problems that they face in exporting their goods to India. 

This questionnaire was distributed in light of the recently concluded trade negotiations between Commerce Secretaries of India and Pakistan held at Islamabad on Aril 27-28, where both side agreed that it was important to remove NTBs to promote bilateral trade.