China is going to be a big market for Indian Handmade Carpets: Chairman, CEPC
India Carpet Expo at Varanasi has witnessed the overwhelming presence of 350 overseas buyers, in addition to 276 buying representatives, in the first three days. A delegation from Yiwu city of China visited the India Carpet Expo on 13th October, 2015 on an invitation from CEPC. Mr. Wang Bi Rong, Director General Bureau of Commerce led the delegation of eight members to study the qualities of Indian handmade carpets displayed by 303 exporters from all over India. The Chinese delegation was very excited to visit the Expo and informed that they witnessed a very high quality in Indian handmade carpets, which they did not find in China. The delegation was confident that the Indian handmade carpets would get a very good sales response in Yiwu City. They informed that after the Expo, they will discuss with CEPC in arriving at a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promoting and selling Indian handmade carpets in Yiwu. CEPC Chairman, Shri Kuldeep R. Wattal expressed hope that such collaborations would give a boost to exports of Indian carpets to China. The Deligation expressed the desire to have a strong representation of Indian Handmade Carpet Exporters in Yiwu City in their May 2016 show. Chairman, CEPC appreciated the efforts of the delegation in making Indian carpets popular in China; he also assured them that the industry is looking forward to China as a whole and Yiwu City in particular, adding that China will be one of their major business partner countries in coming times. Some of the leading and reputed buyers from US, U.K., Brazil, South Africa and other European countries who visited the fair spoke very encouragingly about the display of various handmade carpets, floor coverings and arrangements made by the organizers.