The European Union wants Pakistan to view India as a partner rather than treat India as a competitor. This will help in catering to the demands of products after settling GSP plus status. The European Union recommended that Pakistan should start imports of man-made fibres from India for the manufacturing and export of apparel made from these fibres as a huge gap exists between Pakistan’s supplying ability and European demands. As per a research report, India’s leather industry association had already grasped the potential of GSP+ for export of leather garments and sent two delegations to discuss the possibility of Indian investment in Pakistan’s leather industry.
The report recommends this approach to be followed in the textiles sector with Pakistan driving it and ensuring that the ensuing benefits accrue primarily to Pakistan. The conclusion lies in solving the hurdles to Pakistan’s exports to the Europe that is within the border. Further this can be a solution to the structural problems faced by Pakistan.