LAHORE: Senior Vice Chairman Pakistan Carpets Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMAEA) and Chairperson Carpet Training Institute (CTI) demanded of the government to review entry fee for the participants in Domotax exhibition to be held in Germany.
Talking to media persons, Pervez Hanif said due to the coronavirus pandemic and decrease in exports in Pakistan, the carpet manufacturers are not in a position to pay full fee to participate in the aforesaid exhibition. He said Domotax is the world’s biggest body in terms of promoting Pakistani handmade carpets in the international carpet market.
He also demanded of the government to fully cooperate with the carpet exporters and appealed that in view of crunch facing the Pakistani Carpet industry a formula of 80/20 expenditure be implemented so that maximum number of Pakistani Carpet traders can attend the Mega event at the global market where India is the largest exporter and main competitor against Pakistan. He also called for granting special Subsidy to the carpet exporters.
In the current situation restrictions on multiple participant should also be withdrawn on companies exporting carpets since long because new carpet traders will hardly join the exhibition as a result it will be a great blow to the Pakistani Carpet Exporters as we are confronting India a Commercial rival of exporting. Pakistani Carpet in global market. He said government should encourage Pakistani traders enabling them to establish maximum stalls to grab good business for Pakistan.
It is to mention here that Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) has invited applications from the interested participants willing to attend Domotax exhibition to be held in Germany.