Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
what we do
WHAT PROBLEM ARE WE SOLVING
Decades of war, lack of infrastructure and political instability have made Afghanistan and Pakistan economically fragile. We at Crossroad Consultants believe Pakistan and Afghan stakeholders can play an important role in bringing economic prosperity to the two countries via trade.
Crossroad Consultants is looking to tackle trade-related issues between Pakistan and Afghanistan and beyond to the Central Asian Republics. We set up the Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade Portal to act as an information hub that provides links, shares documents, and information from relevant departments in both countries to facilitate people looking to trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
BORDER MANAGEMENT, KNOWING THE RIGHT PEOPLE, PROCEDURES
The South-Central Asian region has Afghanistan at its heart. With political instability and security problems rife, the poor economic conditions of the region are exacerbated by decades of war which has brought added fragility to regional economies and created a number of trans-border challenges.
South-Central Asia is one of the least connected regional spaces in the world with infrastructure being the main hindrances to trade and consequently prosperity.
These conditions are further fueled by the failure of regional mechanisms to manage cross-border issues and challenges.
People on either side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border interested in bilateral trade, joint ventures, or simple trade often don’t know who to approach or what the procedures and requirements are. Knowing which institutes and regulations are relevant to their requirements is also a problem for them.
Border management issues, smuggling of goods, red tape, and other such hindrances deter people from trading between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
TRADE PORTAL, ONE WINDOW OPERATION
Under the umbrella of Crossroad Consultants, Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade Portal brings together a diverse set of expertise, knowledge and vision which is indigenous and provides a real-life example of how regional stakeholders can work to find solutions to problems which transcend borders.
Our vision is to offer a one-window operation to regional and international stakeholders to work/partner with our panel of high-level experts with proven abilities and trustworthy achievements in order to promote our mutual vision of regional peace and prosperity.
Pakistan is an important player in Afghanistan’s economic prosperity and Crossroad Consultants would like to further trading opportunities between the two countries by facilitating B2B and B2G connections where possible so small businesses on both sides can tap into the market across the border.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
- trade facilitation
- Business Development
- Pre-feasibility studies
- Report Writing
- Analysis of Trans border issues of conflict and peace building knowledge products
- Management and launch of regional events
- Conferences and stakeholder workshops
- Risk analysis
- Conflict transformation.
- Facilitation of government approvals
- Research for presentation documents for official departments