Export Development Fund is an autonomous body and a peripheral wing of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan. It works under the administration of a Board of Administrators. The aim of EDF is to address bottlenecks faced by the exporters and producers of export goods & services in Pakistan with a view to increase the performance of export sector.
EDF invest inexport oriented projects and trade initiatives undertaken by public and private sector stakeholders. EDF also support establishment of training institutes, mainly sponsored by the regional trade associations, with an objective to develop skills and enhance capacity of local manpower andsupplyvaluable human resource to the industry.
Each year EDF receive a number of grant proposals from chambers, trade/export associations and exporters seeking financial assistance for their projects / activities. Annually over one billion worth of investment is made by EDF in different projects having high business potential.