PSMA, Indonesian envoy discuss opportunities to enhance bilateral trade


The members of Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Indonesian Ambassador Dr June Kuncoro Hadiningrat discussed opportunities to enhance bilateral trade improvement opportunities between the friendly country.

The PSMA hosted the Indonesian envoy as chief guest at its annual dinner and held discussions on multifaceted issues including bilateral trade and collaboration.

Speaking on the occasion, Consul General Republic of Indonesia Dr June Kuncoro Hadiningrat highlighted in the Flood relief efforts made by the Indonesian Government in Pakistan.

He shared the latest statistics of palm oil and its fraction import by Pakistan. He also invited the members to the Single Country Pakistan Expo to be held in Jakarta.

He hoped relations between Indonesia and Pakistan would grow positively, as both the governments were agreed to elevate the level of economic cooperation and Indonesia Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (IP PTA) signed in 2012, into Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or Indonesia – Pakistan Trade in Goods Agreement (IP TIGA) with the target of the completion this year.

Chairman, PSMA Shahzad Paracha thanked the chief guest and guest of honour Chairman PEORA, Rasheed Jan Muhammad and PSMA members across the country for their presence at Annual Dinner of the Association.

Presenting brief introduction of PSMA, Paracha said the Association was an old one working since 1968.

“This is 55th Annual Dinner of this Association. There are more than 150 member companies including multinational companies which contribute to around Rs70 billion in taxes and employ some 700,000 people from the country’s workforce.”


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