IlyasMehmood of Dawood Exports was elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA). Adil Tahir of Adil Tahir Textiles was elected as vice chairman for 2013-14. Earlier, 12 members were elected to the executive committee of PTEA for the next two years.The new PTEA chief is a seasoned industrialist and heads a group of ultra-modern textile mills. He is serving on the boards of many charitable, health and educational institutions. He plans to tackle problems facing the textile industry like the high utilities cost, the trade deficit, additional levies as well as the law-and-order situation.
The Pakistan Textile Exporters Association was established in 1985. Several of its members have won export merit trophy awards. It handles issues like authentication of applications for drawback claims to exporters, sales tax refund problems and dissemination of textile-related information to members. It proposes suggestions to the government for promotion of exports. It issues certificates of origin of textile items to its members.
A major activity of PTEA is facilitating its members by obtaining favorable market environment in buyer countries by fighting against tariff and non-tariff barriers on textile imports from Pakistan.