PFC to sent eight delegations abroad for exploring trade in furniture markets

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) would sent its eight delegations to US, Canada, Europe, Australia, China and Middle East for exploring their furniture markets, besides further strengthening the existing trade relations with international business community

in the furniture industry.

The PFC would also organize three mega Interiors Pakistan Exhibitions in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad respectively to identify the untapped potential of economy and to introduce Pakistani handmade world class furniture products in the world market.

In a statement issued here Chief Executive PFC Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that the delegations would avail the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies in their fields, and would be able to improve their businesses as a result.

He further said that such business-oriented tours could play a pivotal role for Pakistani furniture manufacturers in achieving the furniture export target of more than $1 billion annually in the international furniture markets.

Mian Kashif said Pakistan’s major buyers of wooden furniture are the UK, the US, Sri Lanka and Gulf countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. The United States buys mostly bedroom furniture, he said and added the UK and the Gulf countries import kitchen furniture and office furniture.

Highlighting the essence of these exhibitions, he said these exhibitions have now opened new vistas and venues to the amazing potential and caliber of Pakistani furniture, fixtures and respective furnishing goods that we produce with high quality.