LAHORE: Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association welcomed the government’s decision for reconsidering trade policy of Pakistan.
Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association Senior Vice Chairman Riaz Ahmed said, “The government should announce new incentives by reviewing trade policy and in accordance with the international requirements and standards. It will enhance export of Pakistani products in international market and also help boost exports in Pakistan.”
Riaz, addressing a selected group of journalists, urged the government to include suggestions submitted by all chambers and associations in the new trade policy so that positive results could be obtained. He requested the government to continuously monitor and support the industry to achieve 100% results.
Riaz urged the government to direct commercial attaches in Pakistani embassies and consulates abroad to market and advertise Pakistani products to enhance exports in the international market.
He said the 35th International Carpet Exhibition was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in October this year.
He said major countries of the world including South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members were also scheduled to participate in the exhibition.
He voiced hope that due to positive impact, the exhibition would help Pakistan enhance its exports abroad. He urged the government to fully support the forthcoming exhibition.
He said Trade Development Authority secretary had already been approached and informed about the difficulties being faced in arranging the International Carpet Exhibition in October.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2017.
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