“The fair would bring us the opportunity to showcase our products on an international platform, and would further help in improving export opportunities for us. As always, we expect that traders from other countries will like our products and order for them. This time, the number of participants is more than ever,” says Rajesh Aggarwal, an Amritsar-based trader and manufacturer of shawls.
“This trade fair would definitely bring opportunities for the traders of both India and Pakistan, and help build strong bilateral trade relations. If everything goes well, we can develop further trade with them via the Attari land border,” says Pardeep Mehra, a trader and manufacturer of sewing machines in Jalandhar.
“People in both the countries are interested in buying products from each other,”says Mehra.
The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikhpura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sargodha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be a part of the event.
According to Rajiv Bali, Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the local participating industry associations include the Ludhiana Sewing Machines Manufacturers Association, Focal Point Industries Association, Engineering Exports Promotion Council, Rice Exporters Association, Textile Manufacturers’ Association and Shawl Club.
“More than 800 requests for visas by Pakistani traders have been received. All of them want to visit the trade fair,” says Bali.