According to Abdul Razak Dawood, the Advisor for Commerce and Investment to Prime Minster Imran Khan, Pakistan will soon join the list of approved countries for selling on Amazon.
“An important milestone of e-Commerce policy achieved has been through teamwork by many people across the globe,” he would go on to say.
Additionally, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Information Dr. Shahbaz Gill spoke on the importance of the addition to the list.
“Amazon has included Pakistan in its list of sellers. With this development, Pakistan has now joined the international market. This will result in billions in investment and produce employment opportunities.”
At this instant, Amazon has not released a comment or notice regarding the addition of Pakistan to the approved seller list.
Despite their omission from the list of approved Amazon sellers, it hasn’t stopped Pakistani retailers from making an impact in the marketplace. At the present time, Pakistan-based sellers can sell on Amazon if they register their business in a country on the approved seller’s list. Still, registering a business in another country stands as a roadblock for many and a constant cause for concern for others.
As a result of being added to the list, that will no longer be the case.
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In late January, we spoke with Saqib Azhar, the CEO and Co-Founder of Enablers, a company that focuses on helping hopeful entrepreneurs in Pakistan build their business. Additionally, Azhar leads one of the largest Amazon seller communities in the world. Ironically, all in a market that at the moment, isn’t on Amazon’s approved seller list.
During our conversation, Azhar mentioned that among his many goals, landing Pakistan on the approved sellers list was chief among them. For years, Azhar has underscored how e-commerce can empower Pakistan’s economy and provide opportunities for the youth.
Above all, Azhar and government officials pushing the change recognize the opportunity e-commerce represents for people in their communities.
Certainly, we’ll continue to update as more information becomes available.
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