EFP, PRGMEA form GSP Plus Committee

KARACHI: Employer’s Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association have formed the EFP-PRGMEA GSP Plus Committee.

The committee has been formed to sensitize the government and others to wake up and immediately start the campaign to ensure that European Union continues to grant GSP Plus status to Pakistan for another ten years from 1st January 2024.

This was unanimously agreed at a high-level meeting held at EFP. In a press statement released by the EFP Media Cell, it was decided that the following would initially be members of the Committee and gradually others would be invited to make it strong, effective, and forceful.

The Convener would be Ijaz Khokhar, Chief Coordinator PRGMEA, while Co-Convener would be Masood Naqi Director EFP Economic Council.

The Committee would include Sohail Afzal, Chairman PRGMEA, Zaki Ahmed Khan VP EFP, Mehnaz Kaludi, Director EFP representing the Towels sector, Mehmood Arshad, and Furqan Riaz, Directors EFP-Economic Council, one PRGMEA member from Lahore, and a representative from the Home Textiles sector.

An Advisory Board was also announced. Younus Dagha, Former Federal Secretary, would be Chairman while Ismail Suttar, President EFP and Majid Aziz, Former President EFP, would be Members.

The meeting also approved the Terms of Reference of the Committee. In which decided that interaction and communication with seven Federal Ministries I.e. Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Human Rights, Narcotics Control, Climate Change, and Planning and Development and Special Initiatives, regarding monitoring and implementation of the 27 conditionalities of the GSP Plus status. 

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