Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2017

FPCCI underscores need to promote bilateral ties between US and Pakistan

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Karachi: Irfan Ahmed Sarwana, Acting President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has underscored the need for further intensifying interaction between the trade mission of USA and business community of Pakistan for the promotion of bilateral trade and economic relations between the two nations.

He expressed these views in his address while welcoming the six-member delegation of USA Embassy in Pakistan led by John Robinson, Head of Political/Economic Affairs, visited Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry on the invitation of Alamgir Firoz, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee  on Diplomatic Affairs and also held a meeting with members of delegation.

He recalled that although USA has given GSP access to Pakistan allowing duty free and duty concession access for many products however, the scheme does not include our core textile and our leather products exports. As such at present Pakistan is paying in between 7 percent to 32 percent duty on certain textile products in USA, which is very high.

He recalled that although USA has given GSP access to Pakistan allowing duty free and duty concession access for many products however, the scheme does not include our core textile and our leather products exports. As such at present Pakistan is paying in between 7 percent to 32 percent duty on certain textile products in USA, which is very high.

John Robinson, Head of Political/Economic Affairs, U.S. Consulate in his address said that the United States and Pakistan need to focus on “significantly” improving bilateral relations, particularly in areas of economy and trade, as there exists a

 

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