Karachi: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s High-level Business Delegation headed by Junaid Esmail Makda, Vice President, met the Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council of India (AEPC) and exchanged views on participation of trade fairs, exhibitions and delegation. According to KCCI’s press release, Junaid Makda informed that meeting was held on the occasion of India International Garments Fair with Premal Udani, Chairman AEPC, where he asserted upon regular exchange of trade information. He apprised about the vital role of KCCI to promote trade. KCCI, since 2004, was also organizing annual “My-Karachi Exhibition” wherein Indian companies used to participate, however, since last 3 years their participation was not witnessed, he informed.
Makda also stressed upon the need of easy market access to the business community of two countries. He said that the bilateral trade will act as cornerstone for more Confidence Building Measures (CBM). He said that KCCI had already signed 10 Memorandum of Understanding with its Indian counterparts for promotion of two-way trade. He appreciated that there exist a large quantum of trade of textile products and therefore the business community of two-countries should play their effective role.
Mr. Premal Udani, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council of India (AEPC), earlier warmly welcomed Mr. Junaid Esmail Makda, Vice President KCCI and the delegation. He was of the view that trade between two countries should be increased aligned with the existing potential. Business must lead over the bureaucracy. He informed that AEPC had worked to integrate the entire industry, supplying stream of manpower; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure. He highlighted that for the skills development of human resource, AEPC had introduced the mobile training centres on wheels equipped with latest machinery which move to desired destinations and provides hands-on-training to the human resource. Friendly Government policy towards exports and excellent cultural and political connections with the importing countries had nurtured their industry and made it bigger and better each year.
Ashok G Rajani, Chairman, Exhibition Advisory Committee, Apparel Export Promotion Council of India, earlier, received the KCCI delegation at India International Garments Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Rakesh Vaid, President, Garments Exporters Association and Ex-Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council, Vishwa Nath, Founder and Executive Member, Export Promotion Council, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Rahul Mehta, President and Mohan Sadhwani, Executive Director of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) also exchanged views with the Vice President-KCCI.
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