Carpet industry demands relief in sea, air freight to boost exports

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

Senior Vice Chairman, Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) Riaz Ahmed Tuesday urged the government to give carpet industry a special relief both for sea and air freight so that volume of exports would be increased.
These views were expressed him in a Circle Committee Meeting of PCMEA held at Association’s Office here on Tuesday to discuss the issues faced by the carpet industry. The participants of meeting including Azeem Butt, Mian Attiq-ur-Rehman, Anwar Mahmood, Ali Asghar Chawla, Daniyaal Hanif, Faisal Saeed Khan, Muhammad Ali Iftikhar and Ali Manzoor Malik shared their views and presented different suggestions to resolve the issues being faced by carpet industry. Speaking on the occasion, Riaz Ahmed said that Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) should support carpet exporters through bearing 80 percent of expenditures of participation in international exhibitions while on the other hand, exporters would spend only twenty percent of the total expenditures.
He also informed the participants that TDAP recently offered them Netherlands as potential country for their carpet industry and if any member is willing PCMEA can further proceed with TDAP in this regard. The SVP PCMEA said due to Covid-19 physical exhibition is not workable as Domotex Hannover has cancelled 2021 exhibition and announced their 2022 exhibition will be digital means virtual exhibition.

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