ISLAMABAD: For the first time ever, seven Pakistani textile companies will be participating in a delegation visit to Denmark for new business opportunities and partners.
 
According to press statement issued on tuesday, the visit has been arranged and supported by the Trade Council of the Embassy of Denmark in Pakistan in collaboration with the Danish Fashion and Textile Association.
 
Commercial Counsellor of the Danish Embassy Assar Qureshi will be leading the delegation visit, which consists of some of Pakistan’s most renowned and well-established companies. The delegation would be meeting some of the top Danish textile companies and tapping in on existing and potential resources, technology, knowledge and market opportunities. He stated that the real potential for trade between Denmark and Pakistan was significantly higher than the current trade volume of around $450 million.
 
“Pakistan is a fast growing economy and predicted to have growth rates well above 5 percent until 2020. In addition, Pakistan’s access to GSP Plus has substantially increased the scope for EU textiles companies to import high quality products at competitive price, while Pakistani exporters have been granted duty free access to EU. We want to ensure that both Denmark and Pakistani companies can find partnership opportunities and avail maximum benefits from such an amazing window of opportunities”, stated Qureshi. 
 
Director of Danish Fashion and Textile Association Thomas Klausen said that “We are truly honored to be hosting such a prominent delegation in Denmark. The Danish Fashion and Textile Association is looking forward to strengthening ties between the Pakistani and Danish companies and hope to build a solid, healthy and rewarding cooperation between both parties”, said Klausen.
 
Participating in the trip are representatives from the following seven Pakistani companies: Gul Ahmed, Sapphire Textile Mills, Master Textile, Soortey Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Towellers Limited, Image Garments Pvt. Ltd. and VI Sigma.