KARACHI - The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (Unisame) has announced help in seeking prospective markets and buyers from potential countries to boost exports of SMEs manufacturing goods of international standards.

President Unisame Zulfikar Thaver said many SME units are manufacturing goods of high quality suitable for international markets but due to lack of knowledge about exports shy away from the export of their products. He invited SME units manufacturing products of international standards to contact Unisame for help and guidance to enable them export their wares to various countries.

He said Unisame Export House would place their products on business portals with pictures and specifications and target markets selected by them.

Secondly the export house would also offer guidance for costing, packing, pricing, branding, logistics, insurance and negotiation of documents. The buyers can procure their requirements without hesitation as to quality as the goods would be inspected by third party pre-shipment inspection companies nominated by the buyers.

Unisame export house would teach the new entrant the whole procedure from exhibiting their product to the realisation of proceeds and also maintaining of export accounts for income tax returns. The export house managed by Unisame experts would do hand holding, capacity building and make the new entrants bankable.

It is pertinent to note that Tradekey a leading B2B portal has offered its services for SMEs and dedicated a show case for Unisame members where the SME units can display their products vividly to attract prospective buyers.

Thaver said that there is demand for Pakistani agricultural produce items, foodstuffs, textiles made ups, light engineering goods, sports goods, surgical goods, cutlery, leather wear, relief goods and marble items including tiles.

He urged the SME units desirous of entering exports to be competitive, maintain quality for repeat orders and offer guaranteed products for building image of their brands and making them popular in global markets.