‘Made in Pakistan’ exhibition 2012 in Sri Lanka

Pakistan Sri Lanka economic relations

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) will hold Made in Pakistan-single country exhibition in Colombo in partnership with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka from April 26 to May 1, 2012 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Hall B.

According to a message on Wednesday, the event aims to provide a platform to the Pakistan based companies, for showcasing their range of products and services to the Sri Lankan public and business community.The exhibition will also be contributing in promoting Pakistan-Sri Lanka economic relations by diversifying the existing trade patterns thus introducing a wide range of quality Pakistani products in the Sri Lankan market with prominent business and trade sectors. More than 50 Pakistani trading and manufacturing companies will be participating in this exhibition. Among the products displayed in the exhibition will be jewellery, sports equipment, fashion and fabrics, leather goods, handicrafts, furniture and house wares etc.

Pakistan is the 2nd largest trading partner of Sri Lanka within the South Asian region. Trade between the two countries increased from $225 million to over $390 million during the last four years, with the positive support gained from the FTA. There was a great demand for Pakistani produces such as cotton yarn, fabrics, potatoes, pharmaceutical products, knitted or crocheted fabrics, articles of iron and steel, galvanised pipes, rice, fish, seafood, textile articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, rods of refined copper etc. – Dailytimes