Export may not be increased until removal of Non-Tariff Barriers: Mian Muhammad Adrees

Karachi, November 24, 2015 (PPI-OT): Research on global trade has identified domestically created Non-Tariff Barriers as the most important element impeding the free flow of trade stated by Mian Muhammad Adrees President FPCCI. He said, on the similar pattern, Pakistan export is facing domestically created barriers such as uneven playing field, regulatory measures, complex system and procedure; delay in release of supportive packages, stuck up of exporter’s money in terms of refunds etc.

He said that despite Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s intervention to boost Pakistan exports by eliminating hurdles and bottlenecks, no serious efforts is yet seen. The Prime Minister himself conducted the meeting with the leading exporters of Pakistan for more than five hours.

During the meeting Mr. Ishaq Dar and Commerce Minister were assigned to finalize incentive package for exporters especially for the value added export sector. Delay in the incentive package has badly demoralized, consequently, significant decline in Pakistan exports particularly in textile while exporters are still waiting for the package to negotiate their export orders.

Mian Muhammad Adrees added that our Exporters are eager to give boost and enhance Pakistan trade by availing GSP Plus opportunity but they fear to take any order as they are facing liquidity problems due to stuck-up refunds.

The President FPCCI emphasised that the government should seriously resolve the exporters issues and provide them equal opportunities to compete with their competitors which are unfortunately, in our own region. Our competitors are availing opportunities through negotiating in the international forums as well as receiving government support in terms of subsidies and incentive packages.

For more information, contact:
M. A. Lodhi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
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