Cross-LoC trade: Enhancing Opportunities and Expanding Constituencies

Following successful completion of the study on Cross-LoC Trade: Creating Positive Constituencies with Conciliation Resources and presentation of report, Trading Confidence: A Compelling Case for Cross Line of Control Trade, BRIEF has started phase two of the study with the aim of taking forward the recommendations from the previous study. The objective of the current study is to establish linkage between the cross-LoC traders and local chambers in IaJK with national chambers, to secure co-operation between the cross-LoC traders and mainstream India-Pakistan traders for coexistence of both kinds of trade, to work together with the Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JKJCCI) and strengthen its operational effectiveness and network within and outside IaJK and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), and to engage with various government establishments towards addressing the negative perception associated with the trade.