Three-day “Top Thai Brands 2019” exhibition opened on Saturday aiming to enhance bilateral trade and specifically Pakistan’s exports to Thailand which was $225.5 million last year in 2018. In year 2017, Pakistan’s exports to Thailand were $142.9 million however it witnessed an increase of 57.8 percent bringing up this figure to $225.5 million in 2018.
This was told by Junaid Makda, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of this expo held here at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.
In cutting ribbon, Junaid Makda was accompanied by Mr. Suebsak Dangboonrueng, Director of Thai Trade Centre, Dhaka, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Mr. Thatree Chauvachata, Consul General, Royal Thai Consultate-General, Arif Suleman, Honorary Trade Advisor to Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Rashid Ul Haq, Director Event and Conference International.
Guests paid visit to different stalls and provided information about Thai products and technology displayed at the exhibition.
This three-day exhibition is being managed by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government and Event & Conference International. A large number of products is on display including cosmetic & herbal, food items, plastic house ware, bulbs, gas stove, locks, auto parts, chemical adhesive, water pump & generator, agricultural machinery, industrial paints, footwear, fishery equipment, corrugated plastic sheet for packaging, advertising etc. Addressing at the opening ceremony and later talking to media persons, President KCCI said that Pakistan and Thailand maintain sound bilateral trade relations.