Nirmala Tete (left) and Ashish Jain (right)
Nirmala Tete, Joint Director of Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), who has been to Canton Fair for over 10 times, recalled her first time to the fair. This time, she brought her colleague, Ashish Jain, who is enthusiastic about promoting International trade of India.
“Canton Fair is a big fair and we can see more and more Indian businessmen come to the Fair so we are here to seek opportunities for Indian companies to explore the market.”
The market between China and India has been growing as the statistics shows in the last ten year. For the exhibitors, the Canton Fair is one of a best ways to capture the change.
“Several years ago, most of our companies just bought the manufacturing facilities from here. But now, the Canton Fair has domestic pavilion and International pavilion, so we are both the sellers and buyers”, said Tete.
“We have APTA (Asia – Pacific Trade Agreement) between India and China. Under this agreement there are certain categories of products. If you export these products to China, you get custom discount so it is very convenient to enter the Chinese market”, added by Jain.
The Canton Fair has gradually become an easy way for Indian companies to buy or sell from China in the last ten years. But for foreign exhibitors, is there anything remain unchanged?
“The manufacturing goods of Guangdong are still the most attractive, either for design, creativity or quality. We can have good performance in IT sectors, but the manufacture goods belong to Guangdong’, Tete introduced.