Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2018
Published in Category: Lahore

Exigent steps needed to boost carpet export in the country

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LAHORE: Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association demanding the government to take exigent measures on war footing basis to boost exports and without concrete steps economy of the country can not be recuperated.

Addressing an exigent meeting of the Association called to discuss the problems facing by the carpet industry, Group Leader Abdul Latif Malik said the government should chalk out comprehensive plan to ink free trade agreements with other countries including Malaysia, Turkey and Thailand. On this occasion, the Carpet Institute Chairman Saeed Khan, Association’s Senior Vice Chairman Ijazul Rehman, Senior Member Riaz Ahmed, Latif Malik, Maj (R) Akhter Nazir, Akbar Malik and others were also present.

All the members discussed in details the challenges and problems being faced by the carpet industry and they expressed concerns over the uncertainty prevailing in the national economy.

Abdul Latif Malik said it was a good omen that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave assurance to the office bearers of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the government would provide all due support to exporters to enhance the volume of export of the country. He said the government should now materialize its plan in this regard and announce trade policy after finalizing its shape.

He suggested the government to focus on signing FTA not only with China but also with Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia and especially those countries where made in Pakistan products to be displayed.

He also urged the concerned authorities of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to accelerate efforts for international marketing of the local products and envisage policy for sending delegations abroad and holding of single country exhibitions.

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