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Introduction

Pakistan Knitwear & Sweater Exporters Association (PAKSEA) is a leading trade organization on all Pakistan basis to promote and protect the business interests of knitwear and sweater exporters of the country.

It was incorporated under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 on 3rd day of February 1987 as a company limited by guarantee. It was licensed as a trade organization by Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan under section 3(2)(d) of the Trade Organizations Ordinance 2007. It is affiliated with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).

It provides a forum to knitwear exporters community for expressing their viewpoint and to bring about desired changes in legislation, rules and regulations, legal decisions, policies, committee action and institutional practices through effective policy advocacy, in an effort to influence public policy through various forms of persuasive communications by stakeholders. It serves its members' collective interest and works in many ways for their benefit and of the Country at large. It considers their concerns on problems and issues confronting knitwear and sweater exports and to devise ways and means for tackling and resolving the same. It is, in fact, an interlocutor of the knitwear industry.

Head office of the Association is located in Karachi, which also caters the needs of members in Sindh and Baluchistan provinces, while a zonal office at Lahore is functional for the members of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Azad Kashmir.

Earlier, the Association was actively engaged in bookkeeping and visa processing of the quota regime of United States, Europe, Canada and other countries in direct link with Export Promotion Bureau and Ministry of Commerce. Now, it is also fully associated with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Ministry of Textile Industry.