November 29, 2918: Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President, FPCCI, during his recent visit to Turkey raised matters related to textile and surgical goods imported from Pakistan.
According to FPCCI sources the official while attending CACCI Business Forum – 2018 held in Istanbul also called on – Turkish Vice President Faut Oktay and discussed the raise in duties on textile goods imported by Turkey from Pakistan.
Nasir brought into the notice of Turkish Vice President that increase in the duty from 18 percent to 26.4 percent had resulted in the reduction of exports of Pakistan to Turkey.
It was said to have declined by 69 percent, that is, to 282 million dollars in 2017 from 906 million dollars in 2011.
Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir was said to have also referred to the export of surgical instruments being produced in Sialkot (Pakistan) and imported by Turkey under German brand names.
FPCCI official submitted before the Turkish Vice President that strong brotherly relations between the two countries must be stabilized in the economic-terms too.
Seeking regular dialogue between business communities of the two countries, Nasir suggested single country exhibitions and B2B meetings.