Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Project

Speeches Shim

The USAID funded Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) is a five year (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2020), USD 14.4 million project that aims to further the development of Pakistan's trade sector.  PREIA's focus on trade promotion and facilitation will include collaboration with the public and private sector stakeholders in Pakistan to improve trade and transit competitiveness that result in increased trade and transit volumes.  Through technical assistance and capacity development, PREIA will also support enhanced regional economic integration with Pakistan's neighbors through increased access to international and regional markets.


  • Pakistan will have improved capacity in the analysis of trade policy choices;
  • Normalized, structured and sustainable processes for dialogue between the business community and the government;
  • Private sector will be recognized as a key stakeholder in both policy making and implementation;
  • Pakistan will have more streamlined customs procedures that facilitate cross-border trade;
  • Pakistani businesses will have better business-to-business networking linkages with regional counterparts.


  • Improve the capacity of the Government of Pakistan to develop and implement reforms of policies, laws and regulations that improve Pakistan's trade enabling environment;
  • Improve private sector and civil society's engagement in policy making;
  • Improve regional trade and transit facilitation by customs;
  • Improve regional business-to-business linkages.