available languages: english April 3, 2016


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 already benefiting from GSP – but in return for the implementation of to 27 international covenants, treaties and conventions. The European Union is mandated to review Pakistan’s human rights progress every two years under GSP+.

This publication provides an outline of the implications of Pakistan’s inclusion in the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+). It should serve as a useful resource guide for all Pakistanis who are interested in learning more about GSP+, how the scheme can be used to promote human rights and what are the potential benefits of Pakistan’s maintaining the status.

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