We are a provincial trade and investment promotion agency established by the Government of Punjab in 2009. In today's global economy, trade and investment play an increasingly important role in generating means for transformative change. At PBIT, we strive to ensure that this transformative change is sustainable and more impactful. PBIT is committed to enhancing the global competitiveness of Punjab and its business. To this end, we work to attract new investments in the region and strengthen the existing ones by promoting local investment opportunities, facilitating businesses and highlighting the distinct advantages of Punjab as a business location.
Incorporated under Section 42 under the Companies Ordinance of 1984, Punjab Board of Investments & Trade (PBIT) assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors of Punjab. The wide range of services provided by PBIT include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners. PBIT acts as Punjab's marketing arm and actively promotes the province worldwide as one of the best investment hubs in Asia. PBIT as Special Economic Zone Authority Punjab also evaluates the applications/proposals from Developers to declare their Industrial Parks as Special Economic Zones. For granting one time import duty exemption on machinery, equipment, spare parts, consumables in Special Economic Zones, PBIT is responsible to issue a confirmation Letter on the status of the applicant prior to seeking the permission from the relevant department/agencies to claim for the exemption. Investors are always encouraged to discuss their project interests with PBIT officers, wherein Information can be obtained on major public/private projects, prevailing sectoral policy framework, existing incentive regime, financing options, trade statistics etc. Punjab Board of Investment & Trade is a Steering Committee Member and the Director of South Asia at the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) - a prestigious world association of organizations similar to PBIT created by UNCTAD.