Booklet on the EU GSP+ status for policymakers to help Pakistan further benefit from the scheme.
DRI published this booklet (in English and Urdu) to highlight the impact of the GSP+ facility in Pakistan and to provide a snapshot of the economic and trade benefits Pakistan has reaped since receiving the GSP+ status. The Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union (EU) allows developing countries to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. GSP+, a component of GSP, offers additional trade incentives to developing countries in return for the implementation of 27 international conventions related to human and labour rights. The European Union is mandated to review Pakistan’s human rights progress every two years under GSP+.
DRI has been working on human rights in Pakistan since 2014 and in 2016, an earlier version of this booklet was published, which outlined the implications of Pakistan’s inclusion in the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).
This booklet serves as a useful resource guide for all Pakistanis, especially policymakers and businessmen who are interested in learning more about GSP+ and how Pakistan can leverage the scheme for economic development while transforming compliance structures and increasing diversification of its exports. You can find out more about GSP+ here.
This project is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).