Pakistan Trade Disputes - International Marketing Professor...

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International Marketing Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D. Pakistan and World Trade The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a country in the Greater Middle East and South Asia . It is located in the region where South Asia converges with Central Asia and the Middle East . It has a 650 mile coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In terms of exports Pakistan specializes in exporting products such as cotton, sugar, wheat, grain, rice, and tobacco. The importance of the textile sector, can be considered the backbone of the Pakistan economy. It is the country’s largest manufacturing sector with an 8.5% share in the nation’s GDP. The sector’s contribution to employment is 38% and it generates a phenomenal 60% of the total export earnings of Pakistan. One of the main goods that Pakistan exports to the U.S. is cotton. Pakistan is currently the second-largest exporter of combed cotton yarn to the United States. The export of cotton has created trade disputes with the U.S. that dates back to 1998. Pakistan had to eventually take the case to the Dispute
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course MKTG 445 taught by Professor Andaleebsyedsaa during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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