Taiwanese Textile Companies Want to Relocate to Pakistan

President of Taiwan Textile Federation, Justin Huang, has hinted at the possibility of Taiwanese textile companies relocating to Pakistan from Vietnam.

Justin Huang stated that under CPEC, China has invested in Pakistan’s infrastructure and energy sectors. Taiwanese businessmen can also benefit from these CPEC projects.

Moreover, unlike Vietnam, Pakistan is a cheap labor market. Due to this attribute, Taiwanese businessmen are tempted to relocate their companies to Pakistan.

Justin Huang said:

At present, Vietnam is crowded, which causes difficulties for Taiwanese textile firms there, such as labor shortages. In Pakistan, however, labor issues will not emerge at least for the next 10 years and this is something attractive for us.

At the moment, Pakistan enjoys duty-free access to European markets. In December, the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China will also become effective. Both of these factors can be helpful for Taiwanese investors and industrial development in Pakistan, said Huang.

Justin says that he will discuss the investment opportunities in Pakistan with other federation members as well.

Acknowledging the quality of the products of the Pakistani textile industry, Huang stressed on increasing bilateral cooperation between Taiwan and Pakistan in the garments and textile sectors.

Justin Huang said:

If things follow the right direction, we will transfer new technologies and manufacturing processes to Pakistan, which will facilitate the country in upgrading its products. After that, Pakistan will not have to compete with China or Bangladesh on price issues and the country will be able to add value to its products.

Through bilateral cooperation, Taiwan can offer technical expertise to train Pakistani manpower on modern practices in textile and garment sectors.

Justin Huang suggested that the Pakistani government should ease the long visa process as it deters Taiwanese investors from coming to Pakistan.

Justin Huang said:

Right now, it is difficult for us to visit Pakistan due to a long process of applying for the entrance visa.

Taiwanese textile companies have been designing products for world-famous sports brands like Nike and Adidas. During FIFA World Cup 2018, sixteen teams wore kits made by Taiwanese textile companies.

  • While Pakistani textile industries are looking to relocate to elsewhere, due to High Tax, high electric cost and high load shedding.

    • As far as I know only electricty costs are higher in Pakistan. As for taxes they will end up paying more taxes in other countries. And load shedding issue has been almost resolved. Unless you are talking about gas shortage.

  • The most important investment in Pakistan needs to happen in the area of skilled trades and technical education. Pakistani workers should be trained in designing, manufacturing, operating and maintaing complex machinery so we do not have to depend on foreign countries for manufacturing equipment.

    And the government needs to simplify visa application process for investors.

    • I totally agree, to add up, Govt should send talented ones abroad for study and research and bring them back to become a part of grooming the nation with innovation and technology.

      • No one should be sent abroad with tax-payer money. Most people who leave Pakistan choose to stay outside and the country loses out. Instead, we need to establish vocational institutes in Pakistan

  • are you kidding me ? this must be very funny taiwan to relocate into pakistan? i think this article is either fake or the businessmen are wrong because pakistan follows one china policy which is does not recognize taiwan and no diplomatic relationship with them so its impossible taiwan open business in pakistan otherwise china will be against pakistan. stupid policy of our country it follows what china says

  • in ko bhi pata hey key pakistan mein labor ki kabhi shortage nahi hogi . Poverty and inflation ki waja se hamesha labor excess hi available rahey gi.

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