Gwalior, 17 January 2015: Diplomats, importers and buyers from remote countries of the world were fascinate by state’s excellent products and techniques at 7th MP Exportech (Buyer-Seller Meet) at Gwalior today. Major agreements were also signed for purchase of thee products. As many as 80 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) worth about Rs. 150 crore were signed on the second day.
The 7th MP Exportech has fully lived upto to its objectives. Through it, products like spices, Ayurvedic-herbal products, agro & food products, unprocessed & processed food, stones, handloom & handicraft, engineering goods, textiles etc. from Gwalior, Chambal and other regions of the state have succeeded in knocking at the doors of international markets.
The meet was attended by ambassadors, high commissioners and other diplomats of 12 countries. As many as 62 importers, buyers and commercial advisors from all SAARC countries, South Asia, African countries, Latin America and Eastern European countries continued to calibrate products at Facilitation Centre. In all, 110 entrepreneurs from all over the state, specially Gwalior and Chambal areas have put up their stalls at this mega commercial meet.
Transactions have been made of Rs. 49.25 crore for engineering goods, Rs. 32.24 crore for textiles, Rs. 31.48 crore for agro & food products, Rs. 18.98 crore for processed & unprocessed food, Rs. 8.10 crore for handloom and handicraft, Rs. 6.20 crore for stones and Rs. 3.38 crore for herbal and Ayurvedic products.
Maximum EOIs worth Rs. 37.20 crore were made by Vietnamese buyers followed by Rs. 30.76 lakh by Sri Lankans, Rs. 24.97 lakh by South Africans, Rs. 15.75 crore by Thailanders, Rs. 9.2 lakh by Bulgarians, Rs. 8.75 crore by Bangladeshis, Rs. 4.49 crore by Nepalese, Rs. 4.37 crore by Ethiopians, Rs. 3.93 crore by Afghanis, Rs. 3.41 crore by Tanzanians, Rs. 3.10 crore by Algerians, Rs. 2.29 crore by Lebanese, Rs. 87 lakh by Philippinians and Rs. 87 lakh by Turkish buyers.