Economics & Business

China to participate in 6th Expo Pakistan 2011

KARACHI: China will participate in the scheduled to be held at Karachi Expo Centre from October 20-23, 2011.
This was assured by vice chairman of Chinese Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Zhao Jianding and Director General of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce Yu Jian Ming, on the occasion of 3rd Pakistan-China Business Forum held in Shanghai on August 30, 2011.
According to information reaching Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) here Tuesday, they also underlined the need to increase the trade and business relations of Pakistani businessmen with region located at Eastern Coast of China and at the Yangtze River Delta.
Speaking on the occasion, TDAP Chief Executive Tariq Puri said that the TDAP was extending all necessary support to the CCPIT in organizing a “China Pavilion” at the Expo Pakistan 2011, in order to facilitate the participation of Chinese companies in this upcoming event, which also celebrates the 60th year of friendship between the two countries.
Puri pointed out that TDAP has declared China as the focus country for its trade initiatives in 2011-2012 and plans to participate in more than 20 fairs in China.
Through this outreach program, TDAP is accessing different regions of China to introduce and establish the brand “Pakistan” which can be relied for its quality and competitive offerings in various sectors like textiles, leather, fisheries, food products, marble, gemstones and minerals.
TDAP and Pakistan’s Consulate General of Shanghai has clubbed the 3rd Forum with Intertextile exhibition of home textiles held in Shanghai from August 29-31, 2011.
CE TDAP delivered the keynote speech apprising the participants about the flourishing Textile sector of Pakistan. He said that it is a good opportunity for Pakistani businessmen to introduce and display their products.
This event has helped in boosting bilateral trade between China and Pakistan and to ensures exposure of  the home textiles of Pakistan in the Chinese market.
He further stated that TDAP has launched an awareness programme both in Pakistan and China for identification of new areas of trade and investment and Business Forums are manifestation of such program.
He said that 4th Pakistan China Business Forum will be held in Urumqi on 2nd September 2011 and another in November 2011.

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Saleem Shaikh

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