Pakistani textile merchants carve out niche at Canton Fair


Business is good this time. Our trade volume may reach $1 million for this phase,” said Gauhar Mustafa, Owner, Gohar Textile Mills Pvt Ltd., Pakistan, at the 133rd China Import and Export Fair held in Guangzhou, China.

The 133rd China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, concluded its third and final phase in Guangzhou, China on May 5. Over the past five days, textiles, fabrics and clothes were showcased alongside other products to international buyers.

It is Mustafa’s 5th time attending the fair. This year he had sustainable, recyclable home textiles with him. “We are getting many customers worldwide,” he pointed out, adding that as China’s epidemic prevention and control has entered a new stage, it is easier for international traders like him to travel back and forth, and trade delegations find it better to fortify ties with their partners and peers and explore new opportunities.

For Tayyab Rasheed, Director Marketing (Towel Division), A.I. Textiles, Pakistan, the story is even longer. It is his 7th time here. —APP