Thailand Exhibition targeting US$1bn trade to open on Sept 1

KARACHI: A three-day single country Thailand Exhibition, eyeing to enhance existing US$1 billion bilateral trade and expecting around 50,000 visitors from all walks of life, will be opened on September 1 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) President Muffasar Atta Malik will inaugurate the event as chief guest along with Royal Thai Consulate-General, Karachi Consul General HE Suwat Kaewsook and Thai Government’s Ministry of Commerce Thai Trade Centre Director Suebsak Dangboonrueng.

The exhibition is organised by the department of international trade promotion, the ministry of commerce and Thai government with the support of Thai Consulate-General, Karachi and is being managed by Event and Conference International Pvt. Ltd.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Thai Government’s Honorary Trade Advisor to Ministry of Commerce Arif Suleman informed that the exhibition will accommodate 50 companies with more than 10 categories of products including hardware, car paint, machinery/rice mill, food and beverage, household products, water purification, home textile products, footwear, health and beauty products, medicine and herbal products, motorbike parts, party accessories, jewelry cleaner and electrical appliances.

He further said that this exhibition is a distinctive effort of the department of international trade promotion of Thai government to expand opportunities to the business communities of both countries, which will consequently strengthen the economic relations.

There is an immense potential in trade between two countries and the trade has increased to US$1 billion approximately within few years, he said. He added that this event will provide opportunities to business communities from both countries to enhance this trade further.

Major exports from Pakistan to Thailand are yarn and fibers, chemicals, finished oils, edible meat etc. while the main imports from Thailand are household products, food items, beverages, medicines, cosmetics, herbal products, motorcycles and auto parts and rubber products etc., Arif Suleman added.


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