The Pakistan Mercantile Exchange is preparing to launch an e-commerce platform, much like Alibaba.com, by the end of 2020. It will connect Pakistani producers and farmers with international markets and boost our exports and foreign exchange earnings. The platform will enable Pakistani producers to display their products on the PMEX platform and trade directly with international buyers. PMEX will also facilitate warehousing, delivery, clearance and exports for the traders. The mercantile exchange has planned a trial transaction in early December.