Issue of supply chain for Agro sector: TDAP holds meeting with leading manufactures /exporters

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Issue of supply chain for Agro sector: TDAP holds meeting with leading manufactures /exporters

March 14, 2019

Karachi, March 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In order to address the issues hindering the very ways of supply chain for Agro related sector, especially of Guargum, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organized a meeting with leading manufactures / exporters of Guargum at TDAP Office Karachi. The very purposes of this meeting were to strengthen supply of produce, usage of new seeds for upcoming crop of Guargum and Marketing assistance for exporters. It was discussed that Guargum exporters are a small group based in Karachi who are exporting the product to their various buyers/importers in their limited /isolated capacity.

The businessmen of Guargum pointed out that Guargum being almost 100% exportable product has never been promoted in past. Therefore, they were very thankful to DG TDAP Karachi. Mr. Azhar Ali Dahar for reasoning such an informative and meaningful gather of the businessmen of Guargum on a platform of TDAP. In this meeting, issues like removal of Sales Tax on Guar Meal and Support from Provincial Agriculture Departments for growers / exporters were discussed at length.

Mr. Azhar Ali, DG TDAP sensitized the invitees about the importance and potential of the product which can be tapped fully for his very purpose of export. The invitees showed their interest and commitment to organize and Association of Guargum Exporters and would increase the export of the product in manifold. The participants also apprised TDAP that this is the first kind of such meeting which TDAP has called for Guargum sector. The meeting came to end with logical conclusion that the businessmen of Guargum and TDAP would liaise in close coordination with each other to develop a strong base of supply chain of the product / sector.

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

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