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55 Indian trade bodies to boycott Chinese products


By blocking India’s bid at the United Nations (UN) to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad, Chief Masood Azhar as a mastermind behind terror attacks and restricting India’s entry into Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), Beijing support to Pakistan is clear which made the apex trade body to come to a conclusion by saying no to China goods.

India is ready to boycott China-made products. Fifty-five commerce and industry association from Ahmadabad agreed with Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) to boycott China products on Monday.

Senior Vice President of GCCI, Shailesh Patwari said in a meeting in Ahmadabad which was held for a reason, and 70-75 trade bodies were invited to talk on the matter with China. 55 attended the meeting and agreed on the decision of boycotting China products.

Those who have attended the meeting were new cloth market, Muscati Mahajan, Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, cloth merchant association and representatives of Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and industry.

Bipin Patel, president of GCCI, said that “we should use domestically produced products and not to import it from China. There are various products which we shouldn’t depend on China to cater us. Goods, such as, firecrackers, kites, threads, ceramic products, bulb, toys and computers which include lighting system as decided by association will not be imported from China.”

He further added, “there are traders who already have imported products from China but they should not get worried as they will be allowed to sell their stocks and will not face any losses. They should not bring firecrackers and threads on Makarskranti, to which they agreed.”

Patwari said, that Gujarat imports around rupees 12,000 crore annually Chinese products. Those products are textile machinery, chemicals; bulk drugs APIs for life-saving medicines and transformers.

India exports $9 billion worth goods to the land of the dragon, whereas China exports $61 billion to India according to GCCI estimates.

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