BMP seeks restructuring of TDAP for strengthening exports sector

KARACHI:The Businessmen Panel (BMP) of FPCCI here on Monday sought immediate restructuring of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), with equal attention towards a clear trade promotion policy aimed at introducing local products in the international markets.

Khawaja Shahzeb Akram, Mian Usman Zulfiqar and Ahmad Jawad in a joint statement said there was also an urgency to fill the vacant post of TDAP’s chief executive officer who must necessarily be a full time and competent professional so that TDAP may deliver in strengthening and expanding national exports on sound and long term basis.

“There is dire need for effective and long term business plans to boost our exports,” said the senior businessmen reiterating that the mandate of TDAP is to execute the trade policy in accordance to international demand without any compromise to trade interests of the country.

In addition to a pro-active and innovative marketing approach, the BMP members said aggressive stance is also needed for export growth through interaction and coordination among all relevant stakeholders.

“Focus must be to promote business image of Pakistan through value addition to products and services offered to world markets by exporters pertaining to private as well as public sector companies,” they said.

Registering their concern about the current situation, in particular context of GSP plus status granted by European Union to the country some time ago, they said efficient and professional handling of TDAP could help address the situation on strong and efficient lines.