FAQ's of Doing Business in Pakistan

What is the Role and function of the ministry of Commerce?

The Ministry of Commerce deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consumer. It comprises the trading of something of economic value such as goods, services, information or money between two or more entities.

What is an Export Processing Zone (EPZ) ?

Export Processing Zones Authority is a Pakistan Government venture conceived and designed to increase and improve the exports of the country. Its main objectives are accelerating the pace of industrialization in the country and enhancing the volume of exports by creating an enabling environment for investors to initiate ambitious export-oriented projects in the Zones which would, as a corollary, create job opportunities, bring in new technology and attract foreign investment.

FAQ's of Doing Business in UAE

Question: What type of labor laws exist in the UAE?

Just like the labor laws of any other country, U.A.E has its own set of labor laws. Labor laws in the UAE are employer friendly however the labor laws clearly identify employee rights as well. The Ministry of labor handles labor laws and any disputes of pay can be addressed to them. For details regarding labor laws, visit the Ministry of labor website at www.mol.gov.ae

FAQ's of Doing Business in USA

Who does EXIM Bank do?

EXIM Bank is an independent federal agency that supports and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees and export credit insurance, to promote the sale of U.S. goods and services abroad. Ninety percent of its transactions directly serve American small businesses.

In fiscal year 2014, EXIM Bank approved $20.5 billion in total authorizations. These authorizations supported an estimated $27.5 billion in U.S. export sales, as well as approximately 164,000 American jobs in communities across the country.


Small business exporters can learn about how EXIM Bank products can empower them to increase foreign sales by clicking here. For more information about EXIM, visit www.EXIM.gov.


What is an SBA (Small Business Development) 8(a) Business Development Program?

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses which offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • The 8(a) Business Development Program helps socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain a foothold in government contracting and access to the economic mainstream of American society.
  • Participation in the program is divided into two phases over nine years: a four-year developmental stage and a five-year transition stage.
What are the Benefits of SBA 8(a) Program?

  • Participants can receive sole-source contract awards up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services, and $6.5 million for manufacturing. While SBA helps 8(a) firms build their competitive and institutional know-how, it also encourages you to participate in competitive acquisitions.
  • 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract. Also, see the Mentor-Protégé Program for more information on allowing starting 8(a) companies to learn the ropes from other more experienced businesses.

FAQ's of doing Business in China

What documents are required for registration of foreign funded companies?

1. Registration application form for companies;

2. Branch company’s application for joining the group;

3. Articles of association of the enterprise group;

4. Certificate of being qualified as a legal person of the new member of the enterprise group;

5. Parent company’s shareholding certificate or investment certificate issued by the member enterprise of the group;

6. Approval document issued by the relevant authority;

7. Other documents.

What Documents and certificates are required for business opening registration for foreign (Area) enterprises engaged in production and operating activities within the territory of China?

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