ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan’s exports to the European Union (EU) increased by US$ 1.1 billion during July-April 2021, the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said.
In a statement on Wednesday, the adviser said that Pakistan’s exports to Poland increased by 23%, to Sweden 21%, to Netherlands 21%, to Germany 19%, to France 14%, to Belgium 12%, to Italy 4%, and to Spain 2%.
The adviser said that the EU is a very important market for us and we greatly appreciate the tireless efforts of our exporters for making this possible under very difficult conditions.
Abdul Razak Dawood commended the efforts of the Trade & Investment Officers in Pakistani Missions abroad and urged them to provide even greater facilitation to our exporters & Investors.
In a separate tweet, the Adviser for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that a new milestone has been achieved with the first-ever truck from Uzbekistan reaching Pakistan under the TIR Convention.
The adviser said that this was the result of collaboration between the transport companies of the two sides. He said that this follows the successful shipment of first-ever cargo from Pakistan to Uzbekistan earlier this month.
Razak Dawood said that this is the beginning of a new era where trucks from both sides will take trade cargo to and from Karachi and Gwadar ports.