Suggestions from Trade Development Authority of Pakistan for the Marble sector
The report from the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) on the Marble and Granite sector suggests, it is necessary to provide incentives for the marble sector with the following objectives: • Inland subsidy and freight subsidy should be increased and implemented over value added products of Marble as an incentive for exporters to generate more revenue, subsidy as export of marble to the EU and CIS to reduce cost of transportation that may create comfort for exporters in contributing to higher exports. • To develop high quality manpower in Pakistan. • To serve as a centre of knowledge. • To provide world class consultancy for public and private sector projects specific to dimension stone. • To assist all stakeholders to develop Marble standards in Pakistan. • To carry out research and development activities to find solution to develop new products and promote export. • To organize seminars and talk shows to disseminate knowledge and create country wide entrepreneurial awareness. • To launch a dimension stone magazine/research journal specifically focusing on products, markets, issues and solutions of this industry.