Industrial exporters delegation calls on Finance Minister

Islamabad, September 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):A delegation comprising industrial exporters including representatives of APTMA, leather and rice associations called on the Finance Minister today. The businessmen appreciated the incentives offered by the government to spur the growth in export sectors. The Finance Minister encouraged the business community to fully utilize the broad incentives given by the government in the recent budget and the strategic trade policy and work for value addition.

The Minister said that exporters should gauge world trends and become competitive accordingly. He said that export led growth is a major government priority and every possible measure to enhance the capacity of exporters including encouraging import of modern machinery to increase exports is being undertaken.

The delegation gave their suggestions to increase exports and requested the government’s support. The Finance Minister said that further discussions on this will continue in an effort to formulate recommendations at the earliest for consideration of the Prime Minister. The meeting was attended by Chairman BOI, SA to PM on Revenue, Finance Secretary, Secretary Commerce, Secretary National Food Security, SA to Finance Minister and officials of the Finance Ministry and FBR.

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