ICCI calls for duty free import of furniture machinery

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Islamabad

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Friday called upon the government to allow duty free import of furniture machinery so that industry could grow to its full potential and play more effective role in boosting exports and stabilizing the economy.
Pakistan has a great potential to promote the export of furniture products as the trained and skilled manpower to manufacture high quality furniture products is already available in Pakistan, President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said.
He said due to the lack of modern machinery, the furniture industry has not yet developed up to its full potential, while China is far ahead of Pakistan due to modern machinery.
He was addressing as chief guest at oath taking ceremony of Furniture Market Trade Unions.