Lahore, March 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): PTA and PLGMEA together are participating in forthcoming Asian Pacific Leather Fair Hong Kong starting from March 25. This year more than 75 companies are participating in APLF which is largest ever in the history. The Leather Industry has decided to slow its muscles at International level to overcome stagnation in the growth for last five years.
This was stated by Agha Saiddain Chairman Pakistan Tanners Association leading delegation of more than 200 people from all over the Pakistan. He said that new Chief Executive of TDAP Mr. Abid Javed Akbar has also decided to join the delegation.
Agha further added that we are lucky to have visionary Chief Executive of TDAP who understands problems of Industry specially those of exporters. He appreciated initiative taken by CEO TDAP by removing condition of three years, for 50 percent subsidy on Participation in International Exhibitions and he took a foresighted decision to start Pakistan Mega Leather Show in Lahore Expo Center.
Agha further expressed that with the assistance of TDAP we are expecting to fetch orders of leather and leather garments worth more than US$ 200 Million from APLF. He appreciated efforts of Consular General of Pakistan in Hoang Kong and his office for facilitating such a maga participation by arranging visa for all exhibitors and by assisting in completion of other arrangements.
He said Government has formed Leather Export Promotion Council and Leather Sector is inclined to take full benefit from the vision of CEO Mr. Abid Javed Akbar of TDAP. Agha said that the Director General Trade Policies Dr. Safdar Sohail is very keen to form LEPC as early as possible. He concluded that with the joint move of Government and Leather Sector we can overcome inertia of last half decade provided FBR withdraws stinging SROs recently issued.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Tanners Association
46-C, 21st Commercial Street,
Phase II, Extn., Defence Housing Authority,
Tel: +92-21-35880180, 35880184, 35899819,