KARACHI - Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) will continue to facilitate the exporters community to further boost countrys exports. This was stated by TDAP Chief Executive Tariq Iqbal Puri and Federal Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood at a consultative meeting with stakeholders, prominent exporters and representatives of various trade bodies relating to textile & clothing, agro food, leather, mines & minerals, gems & jewellery, information technology, services sector etc. in TDAP on Monday. The chief executive TDAP urged the business community to focus more on regional markets especially China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Zafar Mahmood sensitized them that our (Pakistans) exporters could leverage from trade with India. He also informed that Ministry of Commerce is taking steps for seeking approval of 72 items to be exported to the EU and getting GSP Plus status for Pakistan. Exporters were advised that they should give more focus on value addition of their products for fetching good export prices for their products. Ministry of Commerce and TDAP, through the Trade Officers, will market their value-added products. The Secretary Commerce and the CE TDAP assured that effective inter-ministerial coordination will be ensured to resolve issues hampering the exports, especially with Federal Board of Revenue. The Secretary Commerce and the CE TDAP will also hold meeting with Chief Secretary Sindh for resolving the matters affecting export of fisheries sector. Special focus shall be given to non-traditional sectors like marble & granite, petroleum and its products, gems and jewellery and services sector, especially the IT and engineering consulting services. Puri informed that TDAP is fast-tracking the Dazzle Park at Karachi near the airport for boosting the export of gems and jewellery sector.