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Trade Development Authority agrees for promotion of Pakistani products in African Markets

Islamabad, June 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): TDAP in principle agreed on the proposal of FPCCI for promotion of Pakistani products in the African Markets. FPCCI and TDAP will form overseas delegation, decided in a meeting held at Federation house on Thursday,27th June 2013.

Mr.Abdul Kabir Kazi,Secretary along with Senior Officials of Trade Development Authority (TDAP) visited FPCCI on the invitation of Mr.Gulzar Firoz,Acting President , on 27th June to meet with Officer bearers and discuss matters pertaining to promotion of Trade.

The participants from FPCCI included Mr.S.M. Munir, President India Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr.Shaheen Ilyas Sarwana,Mr.Naveed Jan Baloch,Mr.Abdul Khaliq Khan,Mrs.Rukhsana Jahangir Vice Presidents FPCCI while TDAP team comprised upon Mr.Athar Jamal Abro,DG, Dr.Yousuf Khan,DG, Mr.Jamil Anwar,DG, Mr.Qamar Anjum, DG,Mr.Athar Khokar,Director and Mr.Salman Jokhio, Assistant Director.

During the meeting Mr.Gulzar Firoz raised some issues which are hampering closer coordination between the two organizations and spelt out the major issues such as pending subsidies related to TDAP, participation in spot selling exhibitions which are the exlusive domain of the FPCCI and support to exhibitors via subsidies and other incentives in FPCCI organized Fairs and Exhibitions. It was suggested that emerging markets such as Africa, South America and Russia should be explored jointly.

Mr. SM Muneer raised the issue of subsidies pending on account of Pakistan Single Country Exhibitions organized in Toronto, Canada and said TDAP should streamline its working with FPCCI for ensuring quick and prompt communication. It was crucial that both organizations work on same wavelength and we can hold a Solo Country Exhibition in Toronto next year in June. TDAP’s support will inevitably be required.

It was also pointed out that FPCCI was organizing solo exhibitions in Bombay, Bangalore and Chennai, due to impressive turnout at the Made in Pakistan Mumbai 2012 exhibition and President FPCCI advised them to facilitate the FPCCI in this regard.

Secretary TDAP in principle agreed on the proposals given by FPCCI, and gave the good news that under the new Economic Policy, requisitioning funds from EDF will become easier and this would lead to quicker facilitation. TDAP was committed to augmenting the efforts of FPCCI, but it itself was under a lot of financial burdens as the funds provided to TDAP were not increased since last many years. It was decided that FPCCI-TDAP should hold more meetings for closer coordination. At the end of the meeting Mr.Gulzar Firoz presented FPCCI crest to the visiting team.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

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