ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed it a “huge development” and said that US e-commerce company Amazon has highlighted the need to add Pakistan to its list of sellers and said that it The country’s young traders will join the export market.
The Prime Minister tweeted on Thursday, “As a major development, Amazon has finally approved that our sellers can export their goods through its system.
“Amazon, which is starting operations in Pakistan, will open up opportunities for our youth as it will enable a younger generation and a new generation of women entrepreneurs to enter the export market.”
The Prime Minister said that recent developments would help create opportunities for our youth to increase exports to the country.
Earlier, Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Trade and Investment, had revealed that Amazon would add Pakistan to its list of sellers. “We’ve finally created it. We’ve been associated with Amazon since last year and it’s happening now,” he said on his official Twitter account.
“This is a great opportunity for our young people, small and medium enterprises and women entrepreneurs.”
The consultant said that an important milestone in e-commerce policy has been achieved by many people around the world through teamwork.
It was earlier confirmed that Pakistan would be added to Amazon’s approved countries by the end of April 2021, but this was delayed for a few days.
Informed sources said that the Ministry of Commerce and the Pakistan Consulate General in Los Angeles are urging the entire Pakistani nation to share this good news before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Meanwhile, Ayesha Moriani, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the WTO and Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce, said the approval would benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs), small investors and individual freelancers.
He said that a new era of boom in e-commerce for Pakistan is about to begin with a historic decision.
Ayesha Moriani is in the process of getting approval for Pakistan in the list of Amazon sellers. He said that now small investors and SMEs will be able to sell their products all over the world using Amazon’s platform.
However, he advised those involved in the e-commerce business to maintain international standards for their products or their accounts could be permanently blocked.
He said that women skilled workers and domestic manufacturers would also have the opportunity to sell their products internationally without leaving their homes.
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