ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Daroo Khan Achakzai has urged the business community to show a nationalist approach and make transactions in local currency instead of the US dollar so as to stabilise the Pakistani Rupee (PKR). “In order to stop the prevalent currency crisis in the country, the government […]

LAHORE: Pakistan’s horticulture exports failed to make significant headway in 2016 with the country exporting just $20.53 million worth of horticulture products to reach the 68th spot in global rankings – a feat few exporting rivals would envy. Criticising the poor performance, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Horticulture Exports Committee Regional Chairman […]

LAHORE: Lack of branding and value addition is shifting all benefits to other countries which are earning hugely from global trade while Pakistan is struggling to achieve minor export targets, say businessmen associated with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Speaking at an awareness session at the chamber premises, LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior […]

LAHORE  : The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday expressed grave concern over fast widening revenue short fall. In a statement issued here, LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that reported tax collection shortfall during the first eight months of […]

LAHORE – Audit Policy 2016 of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has the flaws that must be removed to address the genuine reservations of the business community. The point was raised at the meeting of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Standing Committee on Finance, Taxation & Sales Tax here at the LCCI. […]

ISLAMABAD – Benjamin Embury, second secretary for Trade and Investment, Embassy of the United States of America, has called upon the Pakistani business community to take full benefit of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme for promoting exports. The GSP programme provided low tariff or duty free access to many categories of Pakistani products […]

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman to extend the date for filing income tax returns till December 31, 2016. Owing to political uncertainty, protests, long Eid holidays, the difficult FBR online system and trade bodies elections in September, it […]

KARACHI: A leading chamber of businessmen and traders has called on the government to immediately implement the Geographical Indication Protection Law, designed in 2001 with the objective of shielding Pakistan’s products and getting fair prices in the international market. “Absence of the Geographical Indication Protection Law has already caused losses of millions of rupees to Pakistan’s […]

LAHORE: The private sectors in Pakistan and the United States should play a role to further strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries. Talking to the Economic and Political Officer US Embassy Islamabad, Andrew Douhler, at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), LCCI Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir […]

Rawalpindi (INP): The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has announced the election results of its executive committee for the year, 2016-17. The Election Commission, which comprised of Naveed Javed, Muhammad Tariq Butt and Syed Rizwan Haider Mashadi, announced the results. According to the details, the executive committee consists of 10 members, five members […]