The European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP +) monitoring mission has reached Pakistan to review the country’s compliance with its requirements in order to ensure extension of the GSP+ status.
According to the Commerce Ministry officials, the EU monitoring mission would inspect the protection of human rights in the country, elimination of child labour, labour rights and other issues, while reviewing the implementation of 27 international conventions.
Meanwhile, the government seems confident about a strong possibility of winning the extension, saying that the country has fully implemented the requirements.
Officials informed that after the extension of status, Pakistan will have to implement five more conventions.
The cabinet expressed its satisfaction that almost all political parties had their representation in the current coalition government.
The prime minister directed all the relevant ministries to ensure timely inking of the agreement for EUGSP (2024-34).