CTI Chairperson stresses need of signing free trade accords with different countries

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Staff Reporter
Lahore

Carpet Training Institute (CTI) chairperson Pervez Hanif Sunday said that Pakistan’s exports would remain stable in case of extension of GSP Plus agreement.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, Pervez Hanif said in the prevailing circumstances, there are a need for free trade agreements with different countries.

Besides this, he added that the list should be revised by reviewing the agreements inked earlier and for this purpose, the stakeholders should also be included in the consultation process.

He further said if the government could not finance the export sector, at least the barriers to exports should be removed.

He said that there is many countries in the world that have not yet been reached for exploring their markets.

“Relevant Ministries should plan in this regard and prepare a report on the trend of products in these countries and inform the local manufacturers and exporters,” he added.

The CTI Chairperson said that maximum participation in international exhibitions should be ensured for the promotion of made in Pakistan products.

“Unjustified conditions imposed on companies to participate in international exhibitions should be removed so that Pakistan can be effectively represented in these exhibitions,” he pointed out.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan and Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Dawood should issue orders to take practical steps to overcome the obstacles in the way of the export of handmade carpets from Pakistan so that volume of exports should be increased,” he concluded.

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