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Indian handicrafts gain $11.2mn business at Hong Kong fair
Oct '13
Participation at the Asian Gifts, Premium and Household Product Show, held recently in Hong Kong, has managed to generate business worth US$ 11.2 million for Indian handicraft exporters, according to the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) of India.
According to the EPCH, more than 45,000 overseas buyers from all over the world visited the Indian pavilion at the Hong Kong fair.
Nearly 102 handicraft exporters from India participated at the four-day expo in order to project the Indian handicraft products to the world market.
According to EPCH, the main objective of participating in the event was to enhance the share of exports of Indian handicrafts in the world market. Besides India, seven countries such as Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Philippines and Malaysia had also set up their country pavilions at the show.
The Asian Gifts, Premium and Household Product Show, is the most important sourcing exhibition for gifts, housewares, premiums and toy industries in the Asia-Pacific region, and takes place every October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Being one of the biggest and most important trade events in Hong Kong every autumn, and the show has nearly 3500 exhibitors from about 30 countries accommodated in 4800 booths. This year the theme of the show was ‘Focus Asia’.
The Indian pavilion at the show was set up by the EPCH, and was inaugurated on the opening of the event by Kamana S Dikshit, undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India.

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