Finland envoy asks traders to benefit from GSP Plus status

RAWALPINDI (INP): The ambassador of Finland H.E Rauli Suikkanen has said that his country is keen to enhance bilateral trade relations with Pakistan. Pakistan must take advantages of GSP Plus status awarded by the European Union to enhance trading activities with Finland. Finnish Embassy has successfully reactivated Finland-Pakistan Trade Council that will help to boost mutual relation between two countries.

He was exchanging these views with President RCCI Syed Asad Mashadi during his visits to the Chamber on Thursday. Senior Vice President Mian Humayun Parvez, former president, members’ executive committee and other member of the Chamber were also present on the occasion.

Ambassador said that two mega events were organized under Finland-Pakistan Trade Council one in Islamabad and the second in Helsinki, Finland to promote trading activities between two countries. He said that Pakistani products especially textiles are very much liked in Finland. He ensured his full cooperation to the President RCCI.

Speaking on the occasion , Asad Mashadi said that Pakistan has many investment opportunities and Finnish businessmen community must explore Pakistani market. He said that trade volume between two countries is around $126.6 million and Pakistan’s major exports are rice, fruits & vegetables, leather, cotton yarn and chemical while imports are electric motors, generators and machinery items. He stressed the need of enhancement of bilateral trade relations.

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