The Commercial Section, Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago is responsible for promotion/facilitation of exports of Pakistan including investment in Pakistan and bilateral trade. Its area of jurisdiction is Illinois – Wisconsin – Indiana – Missouri – Iowa – Minnesota – Ohio – Michigan – North Dakota – South Dakota – Nebraska – Kansas – Tennessee – KentuckyFor map of Jurisdictions for all Pakistan Commerce Trade Offices in USA, please click here. The Commercial Section is an attached department and representative office of the Ministry of Commerce and works in close coordination with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan- Chambers of Commerce and Association in Pakistan . The Commercial Section also offers business to business networking services for international trade and investment practitioners. Investment Policies of PakistanPakistanï’s Investment Policy has been formulated to create an investor-friendly environment, with a focus on further opening up the economy and marketing the potential for direct foreign investment. The essence of the policy is to strengthen Pakistani’s competitiveness by improving the policy regime, offering fiscal and tariff relief and providing comprehensive facilitation services. For more info www.pakboi.gov.pk Foreign Exchange Remittance Card (FERC)The Foreign Exchange Remittance Card Scheme was launched by the Ministry of Finance through OPF in September, 2001 to encourage remittances by Overseas Pakistanis through normal banking channels. Originally Gold and Silver cards were offered to those overseas Pakistanis who were remitting US$10,000 and US$2,500 in a year respectively. A wide range of incentives are being offered to those overseas Pakistanis including the following incentives/benefits:-
- Separate Counters for special handling at arrival and departure lounges at airports, and Free issuance and renewal of passport on an urgent basis.
- For further information please visit web site of OPF:www.opf.org.pk
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Contact Commercial Section
(333 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 921 Chicago, IL 60601)
Mr. Amer Sultan, Commercial Counsellor
Trade Development Officer