Establishment of formal linkages between key Pakistani and British Chambers pave the way for new business opportunities


LONDON, Oct 24 (APP):Establishment of formal linkages between key Pakistani and British Chambers would pave the way for exploring new business opportunities leading towards enhanced bilateral trade and investment activities between the two countries.
In this regard, a twenty-member trade delegation of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) visited United Kingdom (UK) from October 15-19,2018. During this visit they went to Manchester, Edinburgh and London and held important business meetings, said a statement issued by the Pakistan High Commission London on Wednesday.
While in London, the most important event was signing of MoU between FPCCI and British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). The BCC, like FPCCI, is the apex chamber which has, under its umbrella, all the 53 mainstream British Business Chambers including London, Birmingham & Manchester Chambers.
The Pakistan High Commission played the pivotal role in creating this formal linkage between the apex business chambers of Pakistan and UK which would now enable our business community to access almost entire spectrum of British businesses through their association with BCC, the statement said.
The High Commission previously facilitated the creation of formal linkages of FPCCI, through MoUs, with various chambers like Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC), UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UKPCCI) and Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC).
Similarly, other Pakistani chambers were also facilitated in forging formal linkage with the British chambers.
This Commercial Wing of the High Commission facilitated FPCCI in attending the BCC annual flagship “International Trade Summit” in London in which they got the opportunity to interact with various British Chambers and their overseas affiliates.
The keynote speaker during this event was Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, United Kingdom Dpepartment of International Trade (DIT).
The Mission also helped organize a reception by UKPCCI to welcome the FPCCI delegates which provided an opportunity to the two platforms to create closer business relationships. FPCCI delegation also visited House of Commons and attended a business event at Asia House, the statement said.