ED: M. M. ALAM
ISLAMABAD: The United States Commercial Service (USCS) is leading a delegation of Pakistani companies to the NPEW, being held in Anaheim, CA, USA, March 8-11, 2018.
From raw ingredients to finished products, Natural Products Expo West/Engredea (NPEW) is the premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle market. Attracting over 80,000 industry professionals, the show offers the largest variety and number of exhibitors as well as buyers from across the globe. NPEW offers unparalleled networking, buying and selling opportunities with over 50,000 products being displayed, marketed and sold at the event.
The participating Pakistani delegation will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of natural and organic products, technologies and business prospects, especially from the United States. Pakistan will be one of more than 65 international delegations led by USCS.
Highlighting the importance of this exposition and the value to Pakistan’s pharma and nutraceutical sector participants, U.S. Commercial Counselor Steve Knode said, “Our initiative to lead a delegation to NPEW demonstrates our interest and commitment to showcase best-in-class U.S. products that can assist Pakistan healthcare solutions in a broad range of applications.”
Two-way trade between the United States and Pakistan in 2017 reached a record US$6.4 billion. Last year, USCS led delegations of Pakistani businesses to more than 10 U.S. trade events.
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KARACHI: Benchmark KSE-100 Index closed in the red (41,637) losing 721 points on the week’s last trading day.
Rs. 7.65b worth of 179m shares changed hands today. Value of the shares of 238 companies plummeted, 79 augmented while 16 remained stagnant.
While Commercial Banking Sector led the trade with 43.2m shares, the five leading traders of the shares today were: K-Electric Ltd., 20.3m shares (-3.27pc); Bank Of Punjab, 15.9m shares (-2.74pc); Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd., 11.9m shares (-1.78pc); Summit Bank Ltd., 9.1m shares (-1.38pc); Pakistan Elektron Ltd., 8.2m shares (-4.76pc).
Belarus ready to supply 20K tonnes of beef to China annually
MOLODECHNO: Belarus is ready to supply 20,000 tonnes of beef to China annually, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said.
“In terms of beef supplies to China, we are limited by the number of certified companies. For the time being, there are only two of them. The Agriculture and Food Ministry is working to expand the list of such enterprises. This task is under control of the minister. As the number of companies that can supply beef to China increases, so will the volume of exports.
We are potentially ready to supply up to 20,000 tonnes of beef to China per year,” he told media. Belarusian enterprises seek to enter the Chinese market with finished goods not only with raw materials. “Of course, there are certain difficulties associated with the shelf-life of products.
Today we are working actively to reduce the delivery time using rail transport. Now the dairy industry is making great headway and has started to export finished products to China such as cheeses and packaged butter and are working to make inroads into the yogurt market. We are gradually expanding the range of products.
Today there is an interest in the shipments of Belarusian canned beef to China. This issue is under consideration,” Aleksei Bogdanov said.
With an export of 220,000 tons, Belarus remained one of the world’s largest meat exporters: