ISLAMABAD - Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) should provide maximum support and facilitation services to the business community in its efforts to enhance exports. President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mian Shaukat Masud stated this while talking to a TDAP team, which led by Director Umar Hameed called on him at ICCI on Tuesday. Masud said trade attaches and trade missions in foreign countries were not equipped with proper information and material about Pakistani exportable products and stressed that TDAP should develop brochures and information material and provide it to the foreign missions abroad for better marketing of Pakistani products. He said TDAP should help ICCI in holding exhibitions in foreign countries so that exports could be increased by providing firsthand knowledge and experience to buyers. He said TDAP should share export related literature with ICCI, which would help business community find out new markets. Umar Hameed gave a detailed presentation about the functions and activities of TDAP. Dilating upon TDAP' s export strategy, he said the strategy was focused on enhancing shares of core products in major markets, value addition, products diversification, geographic diversification, encouraging women entrepreneurship, leveraging international trade blocks and agreements for enhanced market access. He said TDAP was in negotiation with other countries for reducing duty on the export of Pakistani fruit products and Malaysia, in that regard, had reduced its duty to 10 per cent on export of Pakistani Kinoos. He asked businessmen to provide useful suggestions for new trade policy. He said talks with Pakistan Railways and Customs authorities were in progress for efficient transportation and handling of goods, adding TDAP was planning to make Islamabad an attractive export destination.