There will be 75 foreign visitors, with more than 60 representatives from China.
New Delhi: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is organizing a three-day business meet in Kolkata, starting on Sunday. The event will showcase the growing strength of Indian food industry. It will also ensure the smooth export of various Indian products to Asian countries like China, Hong Kong and Japan. There will be 75 foreign visitors, with more than 60 representatives from China.
“China is becoming more and more open to foreign products. They have a lot of interest in organic products. Supermarkets based in Shanghai, Beijing have started selling Darjeeling tea. We want to devise means so that Indian companies participating in the meet can export their products to China in a smooth manner. We have to develop the taste of the Chinese for tapping this market,” Perminder Jeet Kaur, director of East & North East of Assocham said.
Various organic and herbal products, including tea blends, ready to eat snacks, frozen and fresh vegetables and fruits and sea food are among the products that will be showcased for pushing of export to the participating countries. Products like mango pulp, grapes and even Basmati rice are now being exported to China.
Companies from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and north eastern states will display their products.