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Exporters should come forward to tap rice and textile markets worldwide: S.M. Muneer

Exporters should come forward to tap rice and textile markets worldwide: S.M. Muneer

SIALKOT: Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S. M. Muneer has asked the exporters to come forward to tap the untapped international rice and textile markets, saying that there were bright opportunities of trade development as well.

He also assured the Sialkot exporters to make all out sincere efforts for ensuring the early amicable solution to their al the perturbing problems, besides, removing all the hurdles from the way of promotion of exports and trade in the country.

He made this assurance while addressing a largely attended important meeting of Sialkot exporters held at Pakistan Sports Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PSGMEA) after inaugurating the newly established PSGMEA Auditorium here today.

CE of TDAP added that the prime obligation of the commercial counselors was to promote the Pakistan exports and abroad besides giving a helping hand to the exporters and cooperating with them for enhancing the national exports. S.M. Muneer also asked the Sialkot exporters to hold an international standard “Expo Exhibition” of the Sialkot-made export products including sports goods and surgical instruments at export-oriented Sialkot city to lure the foreign buyers.

Chief Executive of TDAP said that there should be an international standard ‘Expo Center” at Sialkot as well, as the export-oriented Sialkot city deserves for this.

He said that government has brought maximum betterment by reducing the load shedding of electricity in the country, saying that the nation would soon get rid of the prevailing energy crisis in the country.

Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S. M. Muneer revealed that the Sialkot exporters have been playing an instrumental role in strengthening and boosting the national exports and economy by earning precious foreign exchange and they were in dire need of encouragement and patronization by the government.

He said that the TDAP would help and encourage the Sialkot exporters at every level, enabling them to enhance the national exports, as the TDAP would ensure the easy access of Sialkot exporters to the international and world trade markets.M .Muneer revealed that TDAP would help the Sialkot exporters to promote the exports of the non-traditional export products globally, urging the Sialkot exporters to focus on non-traditional export products, saying that the non-traditional export products could have a great potential, besides, paving the way for Sialkot exporters to explore and capture the new international trade markets.

He revealed that Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) will develop and promote export holistically, through focus, synergy, and with collective wisdom and counsel of its stakeholders. In addition to aggressive , innovative, and proactive marketing and promotional efforts, it will achieve the objective of rapid export growth through interaction and coordination with respective public and private–sector stakeholders, and enhancing value of products and services by broadening the export base of our products; enhancing capability and capacity of the supply base of goods and services; by fostering supportive export culture and facilitation; and by encouraging export oriented foreign investment and joint ventures.

Talking to the newsmen at Sialkot here, CEO of TDAP narrated that the TDAP will also help improve market access through promoting the “business” image of Pakistan in the key export markets for Pakistani products and services, the world over, he added.

Sialkot exporters urged the TDAP to evolve an effective direly needed mechanism for the “proper” use of the Export Development Fund (EDF), which was meant for the promotion and development of country’s export sector.

Sialkot exporters also demanded a special package of trade relative incentives by TDAP especially the direly needed Research & Development funds for upgrading and modernizing the export-oriented industries of Sialkot and special funds for the continuity of the  monitoring of the prevailing Child Labour Elimination Programme (CLEP) in Sialkot’s soccer ball industry and the joint supervision of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Independent Monitoring Association for Child Labour (IMAC).

Chief Executive of TDAP S.M. Muneer revealed that TDAP was evolving effective trade-boosting strategy to flourish and promote trade abroad and to boom up national exports by taking the exporters into confidence, saying that the TDAP was also striving to promote “soft image” of Pakistan globally for opening the trade promotional ways and for bringing maximum foreign investment in Pakistan, as the hectic efforts were on the rebuild the confidence of the foreign investors, in this regard.

Sialkot exporters added the advanced manufacturing and production technologies should immediately be brought in Pakistan from abroad for developing and boosting these industries in the larger national interest.

Sialkot business community urged the government to make some effective and positive measures for ensuring the continuity of the government’s effective and positive economical, industrial and trade policies for strengthening the national economy and promotion of sustainable trade activities in the country. The government’s encouragement and patronization was also vital for country’s business community which could also help business community in playing its pivotal role in pulling out the national economy from the stressful condition, besides, strengthening the national economy through increasing the exports.

Sialkot exporters urged the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to prepare an ultra modern advanced trade strategy for ensuring the maximum consumption of Sialkot made traditional and nontraditional export items in the international and world trade markets, following the global challenges.