PM Advisor on Trade and Industries Abdul Razzaq Dawood has said that carpet manufacturers and exporters should pay full attention to enhance product quality, especially added value to compete with other countries in the International market.

He spoke at a meeting with a delegation of three members of the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMAEA), who met him to talk about common concerns in the Carpet Industry and their demands.

A delegation of senior central leaders Abdul Latif Malik and Usman Ashraf, led by the association’s vice president Riaz Ahmed, briefed commercial advisor Abdul Razzaq Daud on duties, taxes, and other issues related to the import of partial raw materials from Afghanistan via Torkham. the border.

The delegation demanded a full tax exemption for suppliers not registered for sales tax on partial supplies of raw materials from Afghanistan.

They said that the production of handmade carpets is a home industry, and therefore most of the people involved are not registered to pay sales tax, and the conditions of some documents, the burden of collecting duties and taxes is causing great difficulties to the Pakistani manufacturers and negative growth in production costs affects Pakistani exports.

The Association members also thanked Abdul Razzaq Dawood for his efforts in solving the longstanding problems of the handmade carpet industry.

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