Pakistan exports footwear to more than 60 countries across the world, but only enjoys 0.001% of global trade in shoes.

That reflects the fact that the bulk of Pakistani exports, (80%) are of leather shoes in the medium price range of 9-12 US Dollars and are very competitive in the international market.

According to local reports, the footwear industry is aiming to reposition itself with a view to forming joint ventures with Chinese manufacturers.

Collaboration with Chinese shoemakers is expected to help the domestic industry access new technology and improve labor skills, as well as boost exports.