Arrival of Amazon in Pakistan a big development: Dawood
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Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production Abdul Razak Dawood said Friday that the arrival of Amazon to the country was a big development, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad along with Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, Dawood said that it was on the demand of all the stakeholders that the platform of Amazon was introduced in the country.
“And now with Amazon’s entry, the logistic companies would have to strengthen their capabilities,” he asserted and added that now the exporters, as well as personnel of the logistic companies, would be imparted training.
Adviser to the prime minister said good manufactured in Pakistan were still on sale on Amazon. He informed that trade worth $4 trillion was being done through e-commerce in the world these days.
He said the world market would be open for Pakistani manufacturers to export their goods and it would bring a major impact on Pakistan economy and will also open new job opportunities in the e-commerce and IT sector in Pakistan.
Dawood said they were in talks with Amazon for sometimes and now they have allowed the government to make a preliminary announcement in this regard before the formal announcement of the company.
He said Pakistani manufacturers were already doing business on Amazon but they could not create a seller ID from Pakistan and have to depend on third party for selling their products on Amazon.
He said now the onus will be on the manufacturers to keep the standard of their products high. He said they have also worked with the State Bank of Pakistan for making the payment structure for Amazon sales a smooth one.
On a question, Dawood said he would soon hold a meeting with Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen to discuss the e-commerce related issues and the role of the Federal Board of Revenue.