Pakistan and China cooperation in the textile sector increases further
Both as textile powerhouses, Pakistan and China are cooperating each other to increase business in the textile sector, said some traders who have had years of business dealings with Pakistan.
Pakistani-made coarse yarn delivers good value for money as its advantage in cotton fiber overcomes the weakness of coarse yarn production in China’s cotton mill, said Ke Jiangwei, General Manager of Xiamen Naseem Trade Co., Ltd., a Pakistani company registered in China, which has imported yarn from Pakistan for many years.
Zheng Peipei, General Manager of Haian Jinhong Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., which has been doing business with Pakistan for 15 years told CEN during recently held 2020 China Textile Joint Exhibition recently held in Shanghai by China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) that Pakistani buyers mainly purchase yarn, nylon, and polyester.
Specifically, high-count yarns are used for making fabrics and socks; fishing lines are exported to Karachi for fishing nets; skeins are dyed and made into sewing threads before being sold to local factories for making shoes, bags, and suitcases, said Zheng.
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“We produce a steady supply of quality goods and export them directly to Pakistan at a price that is at least 10% lower than the market average. That is exactly what the Pakistani market needs,” he added.
Ke, Head of Import and Export Department of Shanghai Eiko Textile Co., Ltd., informed that a “one-on-one” counseling session was specially initiated by the CNTAC to match Chinese exhibitors with potential buyers. Many Chinese exhibitors had face-to-face communication with Pakistani buyers.
“I just talked to a Pakistani buyer and he said that their socks are imported from China,” said Is there any competition between China and Pakistan in the sock-manufacturing industry? Ke replied that socks made in China and Pakistan differ. “There are big customers who have been purchasing from both us and Pakistan. Pakistani products are predominantly coarse woven, while Chinese products are largely made of chemical fiber.”
Xu Leilei, a member of the Sales Department in CHTC Helon (Weifang) New Materials Co., Ltd., said, “We mainly produce viscose staple fiber with an annual production capacity of 200,000 tons, of which about 1,000 tons are exported to Pakistan per month.