This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9J3ZQB

Lack of effective enforcement of intellectual property rights has negative impact on UK exports to Pakistan

in Pakistan

Trade barrier summary

UK brands face a loss in revenue and reputation due to counterfeiting of medicines, FMCGs (fast moving consumer goods) and books. The Government of Pakistan has improved legislation around intellectual property rights. However, the Intellectual Property Office of Pakistan suffers from limited financial and human resources. This results in the weak enforcement of the legal framework.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail
  • Education and training
  • Healthcare services
  • Medical devices and equipment



Date reported

20 August 2019

Last updated

25 November 2021

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