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PCJCCI collaborates with Sichuan International Chamber to establish Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center

Lahore, August 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has embraced a long-term collaboration with Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce, Halal Food Commission to establish Pakistan-Chengdu Economic Trade Center for creating joint business activities between China and Pakistan, especially for establishment of Special Economic Zones in Pakistan under CPEC.

In this connection, an MOU has been signed as final phase of the efforts taken by PCJCCI trade delegation in a current visit of China under leadership of Mr. S.M. Naveed, President PCJCCI, who signed the MoU on behalf of his Chamber. From Sichuan International Chamber, Mr. Ma Zhijun, President of the Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce, Halal Food Commission signed the MOU.

Mr. S.M. Naveed, President PCJCCI, while addressing the signing ceremony expressed deep gratitude to Mr. Muhammad Mudassir Tipu, Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu, China, who played the pivotal role in concluding this MOU. He hoped that the MOU would pave way to further expand friendly relations between Pakistan and China as a sustainable support initiative. It will benefit both the countries by developing trade relations and all-round cooperation between the two countries, he said adding that Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center would prove to be a strong organ in promoting economic, commercial, financial and industrial collaboration between Pakistan and the Western China.

He hoped that the Center would play a significant role in introducing Pakistani citizens to the vast and alluring areas of Western China. On the other hand, it will also help the Pakistani businessmen by providing them a platform for consultancy services, accommodation, catering in Western region of China, he said. Mr. S.M. Naveed met with people from tourism industry and further said that, “We are eager to take the plunge for the Chinese tourism in Pakistan and make use of the natural revenue in the best way we can”. He was confident that the development of tourism industry could do wonders for Pakistan’s economic development and also cultivate good will and soft image of the country at global level.

Mr. S.M. Naveed, assured that the agenda of Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center would also be promoted in Pakistan as a part of PCJCCI development activities to bring the business communities of the two nations closer not only economically but also socially so as to flourish the bilateral relations.

For more information, contact:
Media Manager,
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI)
Mega Tower, 309 – 6th Floor,
Main Boulevard, Gulberg II,
Lahore, Punjab – Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35777460-02, +92-42-37032203, +92-42-35874353
Fax: +92-42-35777524
Cell: +92-324-4925611
Email: info@pcjcci.org
Website: www.pcjcci.org

PCJCCI collaborates with Sichuan International Chamber to establish Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center

Lahore, August 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has embraced a long-term collaboration with Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce, Halal Food Commission to establish Pakistan-Chengdu Economic Trade Center for creating joint business activities between China and Pakistan, especially for establishment of Special Economic Zones in Pakistan under CPEC.

In this connection, an MOU has been signed as final phase of the efforts taken by PCJCCI trade delegation in a current visit of China under leadership of Mr. S.M. Naveed, President PCJCCI, who signed the MoU on behalf of his Chamber. From Sichuan International Chamber, Mr. Ma Zhijun, President of the Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce, Halal Food Commission signed the MOU.

Mr. S.M. Naveed, President PCJCCI, while addressing the signing ceremony expressed deep gratitude to Mr. Muhammad Mudassir Tipu, Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu, China, who played the pivotal role in concluding this MOU. He hoped that the MOU would pave way to further expand friendly relations between Pakistan and China as a sustainable support initiative. It will benefit both the countries by developing trade relations and all-round cooperation between the two countries, he said adding that Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center would prove to be a strong organ in promoting economic, commercial, financial and industrial collaboration between Pakistan and the Western China.

He hoped that the Center would play a significant role in introducing Pakistani citizens to the vast and alluring areas of Western China. On the other hand, it will also help the Pakistani businessmen by providing them a platform for consultancy services, accommodation, catering in Western region of China, he said. Mr. S.M. Naveed met with people from tourism industry and further said that, “We are eager to take the plunge for the Chinese tourism in Pakistan and make use of the natural revenue in the best way we can”. He was confident that the development of tourism industry could do wonders for Pakistan’s economic development and also cultivate good will and soft image of the country at global level.

Mr. S.M. Naveed, assured that the agenda of Pakistan-Chengdu Economic and Trade Center would also be promoted in Pakistan as a part of PCJCCI development activities to bring the business communities of the two nations closer not only economically but also socially so as to flourish the bilateral relations.

For more information, contact:
Media Manager,
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI)
Mega Tower, 309 – 6th Floor,
Main Boulevard, Gulberg II,
Lahore, Punjab – Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35777460-02, +92-42-37032203, +92-42-35874353
Fax: +92-42-35777524
Cell: +92-324-4925611
Email: info@pcjcci.org
Website: www.pcjcci.org

KCCI concerned over sheer blackmailing by shipping lines, agents and Terminal Operators

Karachi, August 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Muffasar Atta Malik, while expressing deep concern over sheer blackmailing by shipping lines, their agents in connivance with Terminal Operators, stated that the Karachi Chamber has been constantly receiving a lot of complaints against many Shipping Lines, their Agents and Terminal Operators involved in taking unjustified demurrage and detention charges from importers under various heads.

In a statement issued, Muffasar Malik pointed out that these shipping lines with the help of some black sheep are robbing businessmen to the tune of billions of rupees per year which is really worrisome. He urged the government to take strict notice of the highhandedness of shipping lines, their agents and terminal operators responsible for fearlessly looting the business community.

He said that importers are usually trapped by offering low rates by the agents of numerous shipping companies at the initial stage but when the shipment task is given to the shipping lines, they don’t release the goods and demand exorbitant Terminal Handling Charges (THC), Demurrage and Detention Charges along with many hidden and unexplained charges.

Referring to relevant laws, President KCCI pointed out that shipping companies cannot charge any demurrage and detention where specifically it is not agreed and also specifically not mentioned on the B/L (Bill of lading) but this law is grossly being violated by shipping lines and their agents.

He said that according to Customs Act, 1969, the port cannot charge any demurrage or detention charges if Customs gives a certificate to importer titled ‘Delay and Detention Certificate’. But despite this certificate, Terminal Operators illegally hold goods of importers and charges heavy amounts as demurrage. President KCCI pointed out that importers are suffering heavy losses each day because of delay in release of imported goods, besides losing their reputation and also their valuable customers on many occasions.

In order to put an end to the highhandedness of shipping lines, agents and terminal operators, he stressed the need to establish an independent regulatory body which could promptly respond to the grievances of the business community. He added that the body should be directed to monitor the overall activities and excessive charges of Shipping lines, agents and terminal operators.

He said that the Karachi Chamber will keep on raising a strong voice at all available platforms until the desperately needed regulatory body comes to existence. “KCCI will strive hard to highlight the grievances being faced by ship users and take up their issues with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs in order to get them resolved as per aspirations of the business community”, he added.

For more information, contact:
Director Press/Electronic Media and Public Relations
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road, Off Shahrah-e-Liaquat,
Karachi-74000
Phone: +92-21-99218001-09
Fax: +92-21-99218040
Email: info@kcci.com.pk, secretary@kcci.com.pk
Website: www.kcci.com.pk

KCCI’s Annual Election: Last date for withdrawal of nomination papers rescheduled to August 18

Karachi, August 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): ssUnder the directives issued by Directorate General Trade Organizations (DGTO), KCCI’s Annual Election Schedule was revised on July 28, 2018. Hence, the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers, which was earlier scheduled on August 4, 2018 has been rescheduled to August 18, 2018.

For more information, contact:
Director Press/Electronic Media and Public Relations
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road, Off Shahrah-e-Liaquat,
Karachi-74000
Phone: +92-21-99218001-09
Fax: +92-21-99218040
Email: info@kcci.com.pk, secretary@kcci.com.pk
Website: www.kcci.com.pk

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on PTI Govt. to focus on economic empowerment of women

Islamabad, August 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the newly elected PTI government to focus on the economic empowerment of women as without empowering women, the country could not achieve sustainable economic growth. The ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed and other office bearers in a statement on Friday congratulated Ms. Shamim Aftab, former President, Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry for her nomination by PTI on reserved seats of women for Punjab Assembly. She visited ICCI and held a meeting with ICCI office bearers.

Sheikh Amir Waheed said that women were half of the country’s population and there was a dire need of bringing them into the mainstream of economy to ensure fast economic development of the country. He urged that PTI Government should make conducive policies for the promotion and growth of women entrepreneurs across the country. He said being former President of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ms. Shamim Aftab was fully aware of the issues of businesswomen and hoped that being member of Punjab Assembly, she would play positive role for resolving their major issues.

He said our women were very talented, however, they needed good environment to excel in every field. He hoped that the PTI governments in Punjab and Centre would pay priority attention to the development of women. He assured that ICCI would fully cooperate with the new government in its endeavours aimed at promotion of women entrepreneurs.

Speaking at the occasion, Ms. Shamim Aftab said that her nomination by PTI for reserved seat in Punjab Assembly was a great honour for her and reaffirmed that being member of provincial assembly, she would make utmost efforts for the betterment of women. She said chambers of commerce including women chamber should send her their proposals so that with joint efforts, better policies could be made for gender equality and better development of women in the country.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2250526, 2253145, 8432676
Fax: +92-51-2252950
Email: icci@brain.net.pk
Website: www.icci.com.pk

PCJCCI delegation to expand trade and investment relations with China

Lahore, August 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): A delegation from Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) is leaving for China on this Saturday, 4th August 2018 with the vision of reviving joint business activities between Pakistan and China. Mr. S.M Naveed, President PCJCCI, will be leading the delegation which includes members of executive committee as well. Mr. S.M. Naveed, President PCJCCI while commenting on the visit in a press statement today said that PCJCCI had taken this initiative for the expansion of trade between Pakistan and China.

Giving the details in this regard, he informed that during its stay in China, the delegation will also hold a meeting with the Ambassador, Commercial Counsellor and other officials at Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing. The main agenda of this meeting, he said, is to introduce our entrepreneurs with the Chinese techniques and technologies being used in the fast growing industry in China. The delegation will visit different industrial units of Tianjin and Chengdu to attain knowledge about contemporary techniques of Chinese industry in steel sector, pre-fabricated houses, textiles, agriculture, surgical instruments and tourism, he added.

Mr. S. M. Naveed was confident that the delegation will create effective impetus for Chinese investment in Pakistan by inviting Chinese business corporations and concerns to avail of the business opportunities available in Pakistan. As a result of the effective pre-visit campaign, a number of business groups from Chinese private sector, apart from the public sector, have evinced interest in meeting the delegation to discuss possibilities of the joint ventures.

President PCJCCI expressed optimistic scope for further expansion of trade and investment relationship with China, as Pakistan is in a position to provide economical labour, reasonable raw material and attractive incentives for a low-cost business in the region. It is a time of change, we must take advantage of the opportunities arising from China Pakistan Economic Corridor to meet the challenges brought about by economic transformation and globalization, he added.

For more information, contact:
Media Manager,
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI)
Mega Tower, 309 – 6th Floor,
Main Boulevard, Gulberg II,
Lahore, Punjab – Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35777460-02, +92-42-37032203, +92-42-35874353
Fax: +92-42-35777524
Cell: +92-324-4925611
Email: info@pcjcci.org
Website: www.pcjcci.org