Kashmir: Virtual buyer-seller meet for carpet exports starts from Sep 29, focus on Australia, adjoining nations
Srinagar: After the success of the 40th India Carpet Expo, the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) has announced a 3-day buyer-seller meet in a virtual mode with a special focus on Australia and adjoining countries to ensure business continuity amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
The buyer-seller meet shall be held from September 29 to October 1 and with a limited number of virtual booths available, only 50 exhibitors shall participate in the event on first-cum-first-serve basis.
India is the biggest exporter of handmade carpets to countries like Australia in the Oceania region.
In a statement issued by the Handicrafts & Handloom Department, Kashmir, interested craft exporters and entrepreneurs from Jammu and Kashmir have been urged to participate in the buyer-seller meet, latest by September 15.
The statement added that carpet exporters can explore business opportunities by targeting new destinations down to enhance export potential.
The famed Kashmir carpet is the leading hand-made product exported to various overseas destinations like Europe, US and the MiddleEast.
The exporters and businessmen belonging to the handicrafts and handloom sector in Jammu and Kashmir are facing stiff challenges to showcase their products, services,and capabilities to potential buyers affecting their businesses due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.