FCCI delegation meets High Commissioner, discuss export promotion

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LONDON, Sep 07 (APP):The High Commissioner to United Kingdom Sahibzada Ahmed Khan Friday said that exchange
of trade delegations and participation in the relevant exhibitions could be a vital tool for developing important business linkages.
He was talking to a twenty-member trade delegation of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (FCCI) led by Ex President Suhail Bin Rashid at the Pakistan High Commission.
They discussed ways and means for export promotion with the UK.
A statement of the High Commission issued here said the delegation comprised
representatives from textile, food, IT, agriculture and chemical sectors.
Welcoming the delegation, the High Commissioner assured them of Mission’s full cooperation
in achieving the objective of trade promotion in the UK.
He emphasized on the need of better market intelligence for exporting right products to the right market.
He said about 80 percent of Pakistan export proceeds from UK market are textile driven, therefore, role of Faisalabad is very important in increasing Pakistan’s market share in the UK market.
FCCI Ex- President Suhail Bin Rashid, on the occasion, thanked the High Commissioner for extending hospitality to their delegation and expressed satisfaction over the level of support which
FCCI has received, from Pakistan High Commission consistently in creating business linkages with the
British Business Community.
It is important to note that UK is Pakistan’s second largest destination of export products where
our exports are experiencing growth of 8 percent year on year since 2016, he added.
He said xchange of such trade delegations will play a pivotal role in further boosting Pakistan exports to the British Market.