U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Counselor Visits Peshawar

Islamabad, April 22, 2014

U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Counselor David R. McNeil was in Peshawar yesterday to discuss areas in which the United States can strengthen trade and investment ties with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

While in Peshawar, he met with representatives from the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), the Furniture Manufacturers, Dealers, and Exporters Association, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KPBOIT), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI), and the Tribal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Pakistan is currently the 62nd largest goods trading partner of the United States with $5.3 billion in two-way trade during 2013. In 2013, the United States imported $3.7 billion of goods from Pakistan. The United States supports increased trade and investment ties between our two countries to provide jobs and improve the lives of Pakistani citizens including those in KP and FATA.