Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Surat textiles could be on their way to Pakistan directly
Surat textiles could be on their way to Pakistan directly
26
Apr '12
Mr Younus Muhammad Bashir
Mr Younus Muhammad Bashir
Synthetic textile fabrics produced in Surat could be on their way directly to Pakistan. This has been made possible after Pakistan granted the “Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status to India. Currently, a large quantity of textile fabrics is being exported to Pakistan through unofficial channels and other countries like Dubai.

“However, the granting of MFN status will mean they can be directly shipped to Pakistan in a span of 24 hours, a top official of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) told fibre2fashion.

Mr Younus Muhammad Bashir who is the Vice-President of KCCI was recently in India and his company – Needle Impressions participated in the just concluded successful 'Pakistan Lifestyle Expo' held in New Delhi. Needle Impressions also participated in a fashion show organised at the expo. He also visited Surat and Mumbai while in India.

Speaking about the opportunities on exporting textile fabrics from Surat to Pakistan, Mr Bashir said, “There are many products which have huge demand in Pakistan including synthetic textiles of Surat. India and Pakistan share a very similar culture in terms of choices in fabrics and dressing, so the potential is always there”.

“However, currently these items enter Pakistan through a third country route. We are in favor of a trade where import-export of goods can be done directly. The biggest advantage of direct trade is that, goods can be transported within just 24 hours. This in turn reduces the freight costs”, he informed.

“But Pakistan has currently included Indian synthetic fabrics under the negative import list, due to certain discrepancies in data collection from the industry”, he added.

He is of the opinion that products that are already being produced in India should not be imported from Pakistan and vice versa as this will help the domestic industry to flourish. Only those products not available in either of the countries should be imported.

It is also his view that, if there are some products that are not produced in Pakistan and can be imported from India that can benefit the domestic industry and vice-versa then, those goods should be removed from the negative list.

Speaking about the “Pakistan Lifestyle Expo”, Mr Bashir said, “The exhibition went off very well. The Indian audience really liked our products and the response was overwhelming. The government and the customs staff were very supportive and made sure we did not have any difficulties”.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fancycrave.com from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

EU's retaliatory duty on US apparel takes effect

As part of the three-pronged response outlined by the European...

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2018

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

The National Cotton Council (NCC) of the US has welcomed the passage...

Courtesy: Roman Pohorecki from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

UK launches inquiry on sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Parliament has launched...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Top executives
Fashion houses, India

With technology, it has become easier to ensure IPR

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search