Karachi, July 20, 2019: Three-day “Top Thai Brands 2019” exhibition opened on Saturday aiming to enhance bilateral trade and specifically Pakistan’s exports to Thailand which was $225.5 million last year in 2018.
This was told by Junaid Makda, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of this expo held here at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.
In cutting ribbon, Junaid Makda was accompanied by Mr. Suebsak Dangboonrueng, Director of Thai Trade Centre, Dhaka, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Mr. Thatree Chauvachata, Consul General, Royal Thai Consultate-General, Arif Suleman, Honorary Trade Advisor to Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Rashid Ul Haq, Director Event and Conference International.
Guests paid visit to different stalls and provided information about Thai products and technology displayed at the exhibition.
This three-day exhibition is being managed by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government and Event & Conference International.
A large number of products is on display including cosmetic & herbal, food items, plastic houseware, bulbs, gas stove, locks, auto parts, chemical adhesive, water pump & generator, agricultural machinery, industrial paints, footwear, fishery equipment, corrugated plastic sheet for packaging, advertising, etc.
Addressing at the opening ceremony and later talking to media persons, President KCCI said that Pakistan and Thailand maintain sound bilateral trade relations. “Pakistan’s import from Thailand totaled at $1466.1 million in 2018 against $1400.3 million in 2017 showing a growth of 4.7 percent,” he told.
The trade balance is favorable for Thailand at $1240
President KCCI said that Thailand possesses a number of high value-added industries like agro-business, food processing, and automotive production. Pakistan, by arranging joint ventures in these fields, can develop these industries together, he urged.
Furthermore, there exists potential to collaborate in the field of trade, culture, infrastructure development, science and technology, defense, education, and religious tourism. There are several sightseeing places in Pakistan that have much attraction for Thai tourists. Pakistan needs to enhance the marketing of its tourism potential. A transfer of
Earlier, Suebsak Dangboonrueng, Director of Thai Trade Centre, Dhaka, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government expressed his pleasure to visit Pakistan one more time and appreciated the support of the local business community. We can take our relations to
Thatree Chauvachata, Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Karachi said that Pakistan is
Arif Suleman, Honorary Trade Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government said that such exhibitions play a key role in promoting business activities.
Talking to media, expo organizer Rashid Ul Haque, who is also Director, Event and Conference International said that more than 50 companies are exhibiting their goods and technology.
Exhibition will be continued till Monday night.