The package is worked out in a way to minimise the impact of the 8 per cent rebate that the Indian government gives to its exporters to compensate for falling prices of commodities in the international market.
In the first half of 2016-17, export proceeds fell to $9.91bn from $10.31bn a year ago, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data shows.
Pakistan’s exports fell to $19.5bn in 2015-16 from $25bn in 2013-14.
The proposed Prime Minister’s Trade Enhancement Initiative covers raw materials used in five value-added sectors, namely textiles, leather, sports, carpets and surgical goods.
________________________________________The government will give a rebate of 3pc to 6pc on export proceeds of the value chain. The lowest rate will be on the export of primary or low value-added products while the highest rate will apply to value-added products.
In the textile and clothing sectors, the rebate will be 3pc and 4pc on the export of yarn and fabric, respectively.
In the value-added sector, the government will give a 6pc rebate on the exports of readymade garments and 5pc on home textiles. “This package has no condition such as a percentage increase in exports over the last year,