Objective

To play a crucial role in designing and developing overall policy direction to the Engineering Sector through identifying core competencies, macro-economic environment, tariff and non tariff business conditions through close interaction in-house and with different government departments and stakeholdersPage Not Found

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Working Mechanism

The major source of inputs includes that of Sector Development Group’s sectoral reports and tariff section proposals on various industrial sectors.

Sector development group to provide its up to date studies on various sectors.

Policy Development Group Processes

  • An in-depth review and SWOT analysis of identified sectors.
  • Comprehensive analysis of identified sectors with focus on issues related to R & D, technology development, capacity enhancement, human resource, etc.
  • To identify potential for both domestic and Foreign Direct Investment(FDI).
  • Identification of un-competitive, rigid and out modeled policy areas for selected sectors.
  • Historical analysis, current and future policies of regional and competing countries on tariff and non-tariff issues.
  • To consult tariff section on tariff implications in various sectors to analyze the distortions, anomalies, bottlenecks in organic growth and to propose solutions.
  • Policy development group to recommend certain policy initiatives through interaction and continuous dialogue with industry.
  • A review of the key financial parameters, of the government to base policy decisions on financial support that it is prepared to give to sectors.
  • Recommendations / proposals to the Government for policy initiatives and decisions regarding targeted sectors.
  • To identify the need of cluster approach and propose measures to move economy from factor driven to investment driven stage.
  • Regular evaluation of policy decisions, performance evaluation, targets and environment set by the government.
  • To market policy initiatives, developed through above processes, with departments involved directly or in directly on issues having implication on the industry.
  •  To communicate and up date Pakistan’s missions abroad on the policy decisions and inviting their attention where necessary.
  • To set / monitor sectoral targets and conduct policy impact analysis.

Objectives related to Quality, Standards and Certification

  • To help out engineering sectors in identification of applicable quality systems/standards.
  • To assist engineering industries to compete international markets by achieving product certification, certification mark , certification labeling with the specific focus on UL and CE Marking.
  • To provide consultancy services for eliminating target Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) for global marketing.
  • To provide training on MSTQ to export oriented engineering sectors.
  •  To announce  International Training programmes on MSTQ with the collaboration of International agencies like PTB, Germany, KOICA , Korea, JICA, Japan, NIST, USA and  NMI, China, SWAD, Sweden and NORAD Norway  etc.
  •  For export oriented Engineering Products interact, collaborate and work with International Certification bodies, CE Marking /Certification Agencies and UL service providers.
  •  To work with PSQCA for standardization of products and or development of new standards of products of all engineering sectors and manage/ arrange meetings on engineering sub-sectors.
  •  To integrate Pakistan’s engineering sector with global markets by addressing quality issues identified by Sector Development Group, Policy Development Group, Business Development Group and Tariff Group; for inspections/quality of facilities of engineering industries require approval for manufacturing.
  •  To arrange and announce training of quality professionals of engineering sectors from abroad.
  •  To provide  technical services to customs authorities and other engineering concerns of Govt. of Pakistan and private sectors  on specification analysis of sophisticated scientific and technical instruments/ engineering systems for bulk purchases or imports.
  •  Publication of quality documentations of related engineering sub-sectors.
  •  Prepare curriculum for Industrial Metrology with the collaboration of UGC/HEC and engineering and technology   colleges, universities and institutes.

Strategies

In order to achieve mission as well as goals, EDB has emphasized to:

Improve Production Technologies

  • Improved production technologies by tracking latest global technological trends and disseminate it to engineering industry after doing the Gap Analysis of Industries and carrying out analysis to ascertain weaknesses of indigenous industry and their technological needs and adopt best practices, environmental and quality standards etc.

International Exposure

  • Sector wise exposure to relevant trade fairs is being studied. EDB has stressed need to give International Exposure to local engineering industry through participation in local and international exhibitions, e.g. Hannover Fair proved high water mark for local engineering industry.

Export Focus

  • EDB is focusing on formulating export oriented strategies in different sub-sectors with the objective to discuss unconventional goods for export to unconventional market.

International Benchmarking

International benchmarking in different engineering sub-sectors for productivity enhancement and technological needs.

Market Studies

Carrying out international market analysis in various engineering sub-sectors covering world demand, trade data analysis, tariffs, Price/brand/competition information etc.