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Bulgaria is keen to strengthen trade and investment relations with SMEs of Pakistan

Business, English
Lahore, December 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Bulgaria is keen to strengthen trade and investment relations with SMEs of Pakistan. Mr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director of Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) at a meeting with Mr. Hashim Raza, Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), on Zoom, discussed various initiatives to materialize the bilateral trade and joint ventures in multiple areas of the SME sector. There is a vast scope of joint ventures between Pakistan and Bulgaria in the fields of Information Technology, Technical Skills, Training, Education, Tourism and Surgical industry, he said and informed that his agency had planned to bring a trade delegation of Bulgarian SMEs to Pakistan for enhancing business collaborations with Pakistan. Ear...

Concrete strategy should be developed to avail of trade opportunities existing between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Business, English
Lahore, December 17, 2020 (PPI-OT): A concrete strategy should be developed to avail of the trade opportunities existing between Pakistan and Afghanistan with a focus to extend trade relations with Central Asian Republics. It was suggested by the speakers from private sector at a Webinar organized by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) today on Pak-Afghan Trade. The Webinar was presided over by CEO SMEDA Mr. Hashim Raza. The panellists to the Webinar included Mr. Manzoor Elaahi, Senior Vice President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Zahid Shinwari, former President Sarhad Chamber and renowned businessman Mr. Shahid Hussain. From public sector, the webinar was addressed by Mr. Akram Zaki, Senior Joint Director, State Bank of Pakistan, Mirza Salman Baig...

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan have joined hands to make coordinated efforts for promotion of exports from the SME sector

Business, English
Lahore, December 14, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), Ministry of Industries and Production and the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Ministry of Commerce have joined hands to make coordinated efforts for promotion of exports from the SME sector. Both the organizations have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to organize mutual cooperation for complimenting efforts towards export and trade development with a special focus on increasing capacity of women entrepreneurs to export and use e-commerce platforms. Under the MOU, both the Parties have established a regular and reciprocal exchange of trade and economic information and also information concerning important international and domestic events, carried out for the purpose of ide...

SMEDA concludes fata economic revitalization program

Business, English
Lahore, December 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): FATA Economic Revitalization Program (FERP), implemented by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in collaboration with UNDP, has finalized its recommendations, which have been delivered to the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for implementation. Addressing a meeting today, CEO SMEDA Mr. Hashim Raza informed that the program was conceived by UNDP and funded by USAID for economic development of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The recommendations prepared under the program have proposed various viable initiatives for revival of the businesses in the “Newly Merged Districts” (NMDs) former erstwhile FATA, he said adding that the Economic Cooperation and Development Forum (ECDF), in its first session held last year, had identified ...

SMEDA One-Window Program starts working

Business
Lahore, September 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) One-Window (SOW) has started operation to provide the prospective SMEs with the easiest way for starting up a business. The SOW is offering free business registration services with the regulatory authorities including the registration with Tax Department, Employees Oldage Benefits Institutions (EOBI) and Employees Social Security Institutions along with the fullest support in Corporate Branding, Trademark and copyright processing. It was brought into notice of SMEDA that majority of Start-ups and new ventures lost their energy and passion due to regulatory impediments and hectic process of business registration. Therefore, the SOW program has been designed in a way that the persons intending...

SMEDA develops One-Window Operation to facilitate SME Startups

Business
Lahore, August 26, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has developed a unique One-Window program to provide the prospective SMEs with the easiest way for starting up a business. The program titled as “SMEDA One Window” (SOW) is offering free business registration services with the regulatory authorities including the registration with Tax Department, Employees Oldage Benefits Institutions (EOBI) and Employees Social Security Institutions along with the fullest support in Corporate Branding, Trademark and copyright processing. It was noticed by SMEDA through a survey that majority of Start-ups and new ventures lost their energy and passion due to regulatory impediments and hectic process of business registration. Therefore, the SOW program has been ...