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PAKISTAN'S BUSINESS DELEGATION OF TMA (TERRY TOWELS MANUFACTURERS) WILL VISIT SYDNEY & MELBOURNE - MEETINGS WITH AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS BEING PLANNED

A 12 members business delegation of Pakistan's Towel Manufacturers Association (TMA) comprising Managing Directors and Proprietors of leading towel manufacturers of Pakistan are visiting Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) from 27 April to 4 May 2014. The objective of the visit is to survey the market, gather market intelligence and explore business opportunities in the Australia - New Zealand region, which has remained untapped or under-tapped by Pakistani manufacturers / exporters. Presently, the visiting delegates are exporting terry towels to leading brands in USA, Europe, Middle East, Japan, etc. In 2013, a few of them exported huge quantities of terry towels all over the world, worth more than US$ 60 Million. The delegation will hold meetings with Australian Importers & Wholesalers in Sydney (28 & 29 April 2014) and Melbourne (31 April & 1 May 2014) and display their products in an EXHIBITION style.

Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, the Consul General, who is also Trade Minister of Pakistan in Australia, has invited all Pakistanis, Australians of Pakistani descent and other businessmen in Australia who are associated with the terry towels industry (imports, wholesale and etc.) to join him in a BRAINSTORMING SESSION for successful conduct of the delegation, to be held in the Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney, Level 7, 32 Martin Place, Sydney CBD 2000 at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2014.For further information,

ALL INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS MAY APPROACH CGP's ON FOLLOWING CONTACT DETAILS:

Email 1: cg@pakistan.org.au -Email 2: tdo@pakistan.org.au
Cell 1:
+61 421 440 150 -Cell 2: +61 423 008 836
Phone:
+61 2 9222 1809 Ext 103

Earlier, it was decided in Australia-Pakistan 4th Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting, held in Islamabad on 19 June 2013, that both countries will exchange trade delegations to further boost bilateral trade. Mr. Paul Grigson, Deputy Secretary, DFAT Canberra and Mr. Peter Heyward, Australian High Commissioner Islamabad, had attended the meeting on behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia. The TMA business delegation has been organized in the backdrop of such consultations between the two countries / nations. Besides, another business delegation from Pakistan is in offing and is likely to arrive in June 2014.

The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Australia was A$ 810.634 Million in FY 2012-13, out of which Pakistan's exports to Australia amounted to A$ 178.798 Million. Thus, the trade balance was (and still is) heavily tilted in favor of Australia to the tune of A$ 453.038 Million. The export of TERRY TOWELS (bedlinen & towels), both for institutional and home use, was 41.06 % of the total Pakistani exports to Australia. Hence, terry towels (Man Made Textiles) of Pakistan are very important products for the Australian markets and may be found in many chains of stores in Australia.

Best Regards,

Abdul Aziz Uqaili
Consul General,
Consulate General of Pakistan
Level 7, 32 Martin Place,
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000, Australia.
Phone: +61 2 9222 1809
Fax: +61 2 9222 1824
Email: Cg@pakistan.org.au - Web: www.pakistan.org.au
 

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