Trade Officers seeks APTMA support to promote textile exports
Trade Officers seeks APTMA aid to boost textile exports

June 06, 2022: Newly appointed Trade Officers of Pakistan have sought guidance and cooperation from the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) in upsurging textile exports of the nation and checking out investment decision likely in the textile sector.

A 14-member delegation of officers selected from various occupational teams for publishing in Pakistani missions overseas as Consul Generals, Ministers, Consulars and attachés visited APTMA Lahore office on Monday. 

Chairman APTMA Mr Abdul Rahim Nasir, Chairman APTMA Northern Zone Mr Hamid Zaman, Senior Vice Chairman APTMA Mr Kamran Arshad and Secretary-General APTMA North, Mr Raza Baqir welcomed the delegation.

Exchanging views through their visit to the APTMA, Trade & Expense Officers underlined the will need to keep frequent on the net conferences with APTMA associates so that they could jointly explore trade and financial commitment chances and create strong linkages in between the enterprise communities of Pakistan and the host nations around the world.

Speaking on the event, Chairman APTMA Abdul Mr Rahim Nasir said the textile sector by itself signifies 46% of the total production sector and all around 40% of the complete labour pressure. He knowledgeable that textile exports of US$15.4 billion registered in FY21 are envisioned to fetch $20 billion by the shut of the present-day economical yr. He added that the performance of textile exports through May well this 12 months was really recommendable recording an upsurge of 50% in excess of the last year and it was encouraging to take note that the worth-added sector in textile has demonstrated unprecedented expansion. 

Rahim explained the trade and expenditure officers serving the country’s missions in around 50 countries can play an significant job to boost up exports. He recommended that these officers need to take part in all exhibitions and get ready reviews for the trade Associations and normal exporters to aid check out new marketplaces and exploit trade chances.

Chatting on this occasion, Hamid Zaman, Chairman APTMA North stated that Trade Officers need to act vibrantly and check out all the important marketplaces and commercial facilities in the nations around the world of their publishing to help increase exports. He further additional that the trade missions overseas really should aid the international purchasers and buyers all through visa processing so that they could make enterprise visits to Pakistan effortlessly. He stressed on setting up of trade facilitation centres across the world markets.

Whilst referring to the preferential customs obligations and tariffs currently being granted to our opponents, he reported that trade officers should foyer in their international locations of submitting for preferential customs duties and tariffs for Pakistan so that additional and a lot more merchandise could be sent to all export locations from Pakistan.

He even more mentioned that CIS international locations are pretty significant as our items can be exported by means of the land route. He pressured that there is the urgency to further more broaden trade to this crucial region through Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

He was self-assured that Pakistan’s exports can conveniently be enhanced by providing targets to trade/ professional officers and granting incentives to them on accomplishing the targets.

All Trade Officers vowed to extend total facilitation to Pakistani exporters and traders and dedicated to protecting close liaison with all trade and sector associations and chambers for the efficient discharge of their responsibilities. They confident that they would generally be willing to maintain shut liaison with the sector again at residence and to bridge any hole among Pakistan and organizations of the countries of their submitting by speedy digital trade of data.  

Senior Vice Chairman APTMA Mr Kamran Arshad prolonged a vote of many thanks to the browsing delegation at the close of the conference and expressed the confidence that all officers getting posted abroad will make certain to avail all trade and financial investment possibilities throughout their abroad submitting.

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Posted on: 2022-06-06T22:36:28+05:00