ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first ever women entrepreneurs’ delegation, comprising eight leading workingwomen from leading outfits of the country, are visiting the Sichuan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) for footwear imports and exports in Chengdu, China.
Upon arrival, SCC Secretary General Lynn briefed the visitors on the overall business of the women entrepreneurs, said a press release issued on Sunday. She said that after two decades of development, Chengdu footwear industry has become a large-scale industry with complete service facilities, integrated production and marketing, a hundred million pairs of shoes output and more than $16 billion annual value.
Aimiqi Footwear Group CEO Zhang Lina informed the delegates that Chengdu women shoes’ exports are ranked first in Western China, accounting for 60% of the total production, and the leather boots export accounted for 10% of the global market, adding that the shoes are sold to more than 100 countries and regions, mainly to Russia, United States, Germany, Britain and Ukraine. “We also import leather from Pakistan – one of the major exporters of leather shoes. Chengdu is the only foreign trade export base in China, which specialise in women shoes. In December 2012, Chengdu was titled the National Foreign Trade (NFT) transformation and upgrading professional demonstration base by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce,” added Zhang Lina. She informed that the shoes culture museum is the largest theme culture museum in Western China, and through a group of displays, it shows the unique charm of shoes culture.
The visit was a part of the exchange programme between China and Pakistan.