Carpet industry demands relief in sea and air freight to boost exports


LAHORE January 12 (ONLINE): Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and
Exporters Association
(PCMEA) Senior Vice Chairman Riaz Ahmed Tuesday urged the
government to give carpet
industry a special relief both for sea and air freight so that volume of
exports would be increased.
He expressed these views in a Circle Committee Meeting of PCMEA held
here at Association’s
Office in which a number of participants including Azeem Butt, Mian
Attiq-ur-Rehman, Anwar
Mahmood, Ali Asghar Chawla, Daniyaal Hanif, Faisal Saeed Khan,
Muhammad Ali Iftikhar and
Ali Manzoor Malik shared their views and presented different
suggestions to resolve the issues
being faced by carpet industry.
Riaz Ahmed said Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) should
support carpet
exporters through bearing 80 percent of expenditures of participation in
international exhibitions
while on the other hand, exporters would spend only twenty percent of
the total expenditures.
He also informed the participants that TDAP recently offered them
Netherlands as potential
country for their carpet industry and if any member is willing PCMEA can
further proceed with
TDAP in this regard.
He said due to Covid-19 physical exhibition is not workable as Domotex
Hannover has cancelled
2021 exhibition and announced their 2022 exhibition will be digital
means virtual exhibition.
He also requested the members to share their views for single country
exhibition as well as revival
of Carpet Industry.