Denmark Ambassador to Pakistan Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Holmboe said on Wednesday that Danish government was keen to enhance bilateral trade relations with Pakistan in different sectors including textile and knitwear. The information was shared in the 3rd week of November 2017, with the media sources. Addressing the traders at Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association (North Zone), he said that Pakistan was a peace loving country and its picture was very good for boosting trade relations. He said that Danish companies would sign joint ventures in different sectors with Pakistani companies to enhance bilateral trade.
The ambassador said that he would talk with Danish companies for working with Pakistani companies in knitwear sector. He said that new technology would be introduced in Pakistan which would help increase production, improve quality of products and cut production cost.
Earlier, Chairman PHMA (NZ) Mian Naeem Ahmed presenting a welcome address and said that PHMA was a representative body of knitted clothing Manufacturers & Exporters which had 1,600 member companies across Pakistan that were providing employment to around half million workers.
He said the PHMA was earning around 3.2 billion dollars foreign exchange for Pakistan. He added the PHMA was also actively providing advisory to the government on Textile related matters and formulation of policies for the betterment of our value added textile industry. He said that Denmark had played an important role in getting us the GSP Plus status within the EU community and we appreciate the role of Denmark in this regard.
GSP Plus has proven vital for Pakistan’s garments industry, he said and added that trade between Pakistan and Denmark had not capitalized on the full potential that exists. He said that some well-known internal brands of Danish were popular in Pakistan and some Pakistani companies were famous in Denmark.
He said the PHMA assured full cooperation for enhancing clothing exports to Denmark. Later, souvenirs were presented to Ambassador Rolf Holmboe and Deputy Head of Mission Denmark Ulrich Sorensen. Traders- Qamar Aftab, Kashif Zia, Amir Hafeez and others were present on the occasion.