RCCI to hold three-day APCPCI at Gawadar

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RAWALPINDI, Feb 13 (APP):The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry(RCCI) will
hold three days “All Pakistan Chambers Presidents
Conference International” (APCPCI) on March 11-14 at Gawadar.
President RCCI Zahid Latif Khan said this during a press conference
held at Chamber office here on Tuesday.
Addressing the press conference, Zahid said that it’s an honour and legacy for RCCI that it has been organizing this event for the last nine years on regular basis.
This time we picked Gawadar as event venue so that business community can see the development on the ground and get awareness and future aspects of CPEC,he said.
The major aim of the conference was
to develop a common platform for All Chambers and Trade Associations to raise
economic issues at national level, providing suggestions/recommendation to the
government related to trade policy, business environment and all issues
affecting businesses directly or indirectly, he added.
He said that the proposed agenda highlights for the upcoming conference includes China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its possible impacts on Inter and Intra- Regional trade,
connectivity and regional trade integration, Trade and investment opportunities
in Pakistan, Inter-regional trade barriers (Tariff and non-Tarif barriers) and
settlement of international trade disputes.
Answering a question related to CPEC,
President RCCI said that no doubt it’s a game changer and its our
collective responsibility to make it a successful national project.
Referring to a research report he says
that if China proceeds with just five percent of its trade through CPEC, this
will give roughly 6 billion US dollar income annually to Pakistan along with
400 thousand employment opportunities.
RCCI chief said we have invited representatives of chamber of
commerce of neighboring countries including China to discuss possible trade and
investment opportunities. Economic performance, foreign borrowings, circular
debt, trade deficit, fiscal budget and trade policy will also be discussed
during the conference.
President Gawadar Chamber of Commerce Mir Naveed Baloch also
attended the briefing and on this occasion RCCI inked MOU with Gawadar Chamber
related to RCCI upcoming APCPCI 2018.