PM’s aide assures business community of level-playing field

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LAHORE: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood has said that the government is introducing reforms to encourage the business community and to enhance the volume of investments and exports in the country.

He was addressing a seminar titled “Trade Opportunities in China, Indonesia and the United States” organized by the Ministry of Commerce in Lahore on Saturday.

The ministry took this special initiative to maximize its outreach to the business community and to address concerns and issues faced by them.

In this regard, all the registered chambers and associations from across the country were also invited to be a part of the seminar (consultation sessions) and share their input on the subject at hand.

“The ministry has made this effort to provide the entire business community with a platform where they could share their concerns and give their input to overcome the issues faced by them,” said Dawood. “The seminar seeks to focus not only on China but also intends to raise awareness about the opportunities emerging in Indonesia and the USA in wake of the recent developments in these markets.”

He said that the government’s main objective is to facilitate the business community in the country and to provide a level playing field to all stakeholders.

Representatives of the participating associations and chambers appreciated the outreach initiative of the Ministry of Commerce. They highlighted the importance of incorporating stakeholders’ voice in the policymaking and market access negotiations.

They assured that they will continue to send their proposals with regard to bringing improvement in the business environment of the country. They also appreciated the economic relief package passed by the parliament a few days ago and expressed high hopes with the tariff rationalization exercise of the Ministry of Commerce.

The advisor also assured of his full cooperation and support in resolving the issues faced by the business community.

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