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Chinese goods boycott hitting traders on tepid retail demand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The social media campaign to boycott Chinese goods during has beaten down sentiment of retail traders as there has been a 20 per cent decline in demand so far, traders body CAIT said today.

Confederation of All Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Chinese lighting and decorative products are widely used during and such materials start flooding the Indian markets three months prior to the festive season.

"There has been a debate in social media on boycotting Chinese product. These products are already with the wholesalers but there has been a 20 per cent decline in demand from the retail traders as they are worried whether people will actually buy it or not," he said.

There has been a social media call for boycott of Chinese goods in following that country's opposition to a UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar as well obstructing India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Khandelwal said CAIT will go with the mood of the people and honour their calls for ban on Chinese products.

"We expect that the goods which are in stock with the wholesalers will get sold over time, otherwise a lot of cash of traders will get stuck," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 15:42 IST