In post WTO era, sectors of Pakistani economy particularly industry, agriculture and services are increasingly exposed to various challenges. One of the major challenges for low income countries towards adopting the path of sustainable development is the limited enterprise capacity to comply with the international buyers’ requirements. International buyers are increasingly demanding compliance on quality, safety, environment and social standards.
Compliance to international and national standards promotes enterprise efficiency and competitiveness through international trade, protects consumers’ rights of health and safety and in turn leads to socio economic development of economy. Non compliance to these requirements often results in loss of business.