Pakistan is hosting textile Asia from March 27 to 29, 2018. This is a textile, garment, embroidery, digital printing machinery and chemical and allied services trade fair.
About 1,200 delegates from across the world are participating. Over 450 companies are showcasing 650 products at 800 stalls in the three day exhibition. China, Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Vietnam, Turkmenistan are showcasing products at the expo.
China has a big presence. Over 150 companies from Zhejiang province are participating at the exhibition. Textile Asia is a landmark event, which has provided an effective podium for joint ventures and collaborations among the local textile industry and international entrepreneurs.
Pakistani products do not get a proper market share due to high input costs. Pakistan is taking several concrete steps to increase the volume of overall exports. Changes will be made to the scope and coverage of the export package. The focus of this trade fair is value addition in the textile industry to increase Pakistan’s exports of value added textile and garment products. Efforts are being made to set the right policies and incentives that encourage private sector investment in value addition. The apparel segment happens to be the highest value-added link in the entire textile value chain.