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Ban call can wait, Chinese goods doing brisk business at trade fair in Chandigarh

Even as the chorus to ban Chinese goods grows in the wake of China’s refusal to isolate Pakistan on international forums after the Uri attack, kitchenware manufactured in China is doing brisk business at the ongoing CII Chandigarh Fair-2016 in Sector 17.

punjab Updated: Oct 23, 2016 14:05 IST
Shailee Dogra
The buyers are preferring melamine kitchenware being sold by a Delhi-based firm for being “cost effective” and “unbreakable”.
The buyers are preferring melamine kitchenware being sold by a Delhi-based firm for being “cost effective” and “unbreakable”.(HT Photo)

Even as the chorus to ban Chinese goods grows in the wake of China’s refusal to isolate Pakistan on international forums after the Uri attack, kitchenware manufactured in China is doing brisk business at the ongoing CII Chandigarh Fair-2016 in Sector 17.

The buyers are preferring melamine kitchenware being sold by a Delhi-based firm for being “cost effective” and “unbreakable”. “We import our goods from China. We are getting a good response here,” said Umesh Arora, a representative of the firm.

Abdul Quadir has been participating in the exhibition for 12 years.

“I am into selling of antique items. Old coins do brisk business in Chandigarh. Some buy these coins for collection purpose while others purchase them for religious purposes,” said Abdul. He sells a coin from `20 to `100.

Social Expo at the fair aims to act as a platform for artisans, especially women, from the region to not only showcase their wares but also market them for urban buyers.