KARACHI: The three-day single country Thailand Exhibition held at Pearl Continental hotel Karachi where 45 companies showcased their new range of products by making business deals with local distributors and dealers.
The people of Karachi availed the opportunity to get direct access to the Thai products and did lot of shopping.
According to organizers, a large number of people thronged to exhibition on last day.
Although exhibition was aimed to build ties with local companies, dealers, agents and Thailand companies offered a small range of their products for on spot sale, but almost all products were sold out encouraging them to explore more business opportunities in Pakistan.
Leading Thai companies displayed around eight categories of products including foods and beverages, garments, medicine, cosmetic and fashion accessories, gifts and decorative items , health and beauty, household and kitchenware, leather and footwear production.
Suebsak Dangboonrueng, Director Thai Trade Centre, Dhaka, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, termed the exhibition successful in terms of introducing Thai products to the people of Pakistan and finalizing business deals.
He hoped that the FTA between Pakistan and Thailand will be signed by end of this year or in the first quarter of 2018, which will not only increase the volume of bilateral trade between both countries but also increase the opportunity for the investment in Pakistan.
‘Many Thai investors are waiting for the outcome of FTA as they are willing to make investment in Pakistan to large extent. The FTA is not only about products it is also about the people where they get quality products with choice’, he remarked.
He opined that once FTA is signed, Pakistani students will also be able to benefit from the Thai education and healthcare sectors as these are very affordable for them.