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Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association
Pakistan Hosiery Manufactures Association
Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association Central
Chairman of the Central Board
Marketing: a weak area -DAWN - Sport...; 19 December, 2004
We must strive to increase our exports of textiles to over $14 billion by 2005," says Aslam Ahmed Karsaz, central chairman of the PHMA. He says: "We have to gear up for 2005 to survive in the global market against stiff competition from China, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Turkey etc.Our entrepreneurs must be ready to take bold and protective steps to modernize the industry, quality upgrading and strict quality control to meet the stringent demands of the foreign buyers." The government should provide a stable macro-economic environment."Huge amount of exporters' liquidity is blocked in the sales tax; duty drawback rates have been drastically reduced; government agencies harass the exporters for which it is important that federal/provincial/local government taxes be consolidated and collected at one source.Infrastructure such as power, water and good road network is provided to the industry," Mr Karsaz added. Shabir Ahmed, chairman of the Pakistan Bedwear Exporters Association, suggests that the government should bear 50 per cent cost for meeting social compliances and other conditions imposed by EU member states and the US.He also wants the government to pressurize the EU and the US to waive the anti-dumping duty on bedlinen.
KARACHI (October 18, 2002): Aslam Ahmed Karsaz, chairman, Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA), has urged the chairman of the Central Board of Revenue (CBR) to advise the Sales Tax Collectorate of East and West for immediate release of pending sales tax refund claims.Scheme to allow 25 percent freight subsidy on exports to be discussed on October 18
PAKISSAN.com; Hosiery makers demand more incentives
Addressing a joint press conference with PHMA Chairman Aslam Ahmed Karsaz on the budget 2005-06 on Thursday, he said with the withdrawal of several taxes including sales tax from textile sector, textile products would become around 20 per cent cheaper in local as well as international market.He said to produce export surplus government must improve infrastructure in the country.Water, power and availability of yarn were main ingredients to produce export surplus, he added. Aslam Ahmed Karsaz said the Export Development Fund (EDF) should be utilised for developing infrastructure in industrial area.This fund was not for developing roads in non-industrial areas, he added.He also urged the government to provide one window facility to industrial sector. At present industrialists were dealing with 46 different agencies and those agencies were generally wasting industrials and exporters time.Referring to sates tax refund, he said in most of the case industrials were facing problems.In many cases, the government issued notices but no hearing has been conducted on the date.The cares were lingering on since long, he added.
DAWN - Business; 17 April, 2005
KARACHI, April 16: Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association Central Chairman Aslam Karsaz has said that a large number of hosiery, knitwear and readymade garment units have closed down since the start of "free trade regime" from January 1, 2005. ...
"These statistics could be easily used for imposing anti-dumping as well as countervailing duties to punish the country of origin," asserted Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) Chairman Aslam Ahmed Karsaz. The Uruguay Round Agreement on textiles and clothing (ATC) entered into force with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements in 1995 and created special interim rules to govern trade in textiles and apparel among WTO members for 10 years.The ATC calls for the gradual and complete elimination by Jan. 1, 2005, of import quotas on textiles and apparel that were established by the United States and other importing countries under the Multi-fibre Arrangement.Meanwhile, Pakistan's textile quota exports registered an increase of 20.9 per cent in quantity and 6.7 per cent in value to the United States, European Union, Canada and Turkey in the current calendar year up to Sept.28.According to the provisional statistics, released by the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), the highest jump of 76 per cent in exports was for Canada followed by 26.7 per cent for the US, 15.6 per cent for the EU. However, exports declined by 9.6 per cent in case of Canada.