RAWALPINDI, JUL 13 – The Virtual International Trade Forum, organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) will be held on July 22. Giving details, Chamber President Saboor Malik said that this forum is the continuity of the Africa Trade Forum organized by RCCI last year.
The virtual forum will be attended by commercial and trade consular from Pakistan and abroad, officials of the Ministry of Commerce and CEOs of the companies. The trade forum will be inaugurated by Commerce Minister Razzaq Dawood.
The purpose of the trade forum is to make the business community aware of trade and export opportunities in African markets, he added.
He said that Pakistan would have to find new markets to boost exports. Africa is a continent of more than fifty countries. Pakistan’s trade volume with African countries is only close to 3 billion dollars, which could be doubled in the next three years. He said that an increase in trade in food, textile and pharmaceutical sectors could be made possible. He said that in order to increase Pakistani exports to African countries, new trade avenues would have to be explored.
“Exports have been affected due to the lockdown, but we have to advertise our products and potential through virtual platforms,” Malik said.
In the current difficult situation amid Covid-19, there is an important opportunity for us to re-examine our market and products,” he said.