Ministry of Commerce organizes seminar on “Trade Opportunities in China, Indonesia and the United States of America” at Lahore

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Islamabad, March 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): Ministry of Commerce organized a seminar on “Trade Opportunities in China, Indonesia and the United States of America” at Lahore today. Ministry of Commerce has taken this special initiative to maximize its outreach to the business community and to address concerns and issues faced by them. In this regard, all the registered chambers and associations from across the country were also extended an invitation to be a part of these consultation sessions and share their input on the subject at hand.

“The present effort has been made to ensure the widest possible and inclusive coverage and to provide a platform to the whole business community to share their concerns and inputs to overcome the issues faced by them” said Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood.

“The current sessions seek to focus not only on China but also mean to raise awareness about the opportunities emerging in Indonesia and the USA in wake of recent developments in these markets” he added. He said that government’s main objective is to facilitate the business community in the country to provide level playing field to all the stakeholders. He further said that reforms package was aimed at encouraging the business community for more investments to enhance country’s exports.

The representatives of participating associations and chambers appreciated the outreach initiative of Ministry of Commerce. They highlighted the importance of incorporating stakeholders’ voice in the policy making and market access negotiations. They informed that they will continue to send their proposal to improve business environment of the country. They appreciated the Economic Relief Package passed by the Parliament a few days ago and expressed high hopes with the tariff rationalization exercise of the Ministry of Commerce. Adviser also assured of his full cooperation and support in resolving all the issues faced by the business community.

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