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India's pavilion at China expo showcases key sectors

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

at the International Import Expo (CIIE) in on Monday showcased key areas like pharmaceuticals, IT, and tourism and services, to enable the country to gain market access in as part of New Delhi's efforts to bridge the large trade deficit with

The CIIE was inaugurated by on Monday and is expected to attract a large number of Chinese importers.

visited and inaugurated the country pavilion.

Chinese had invited to participate in the event, an press release said.

The commerce ministry in consultation with the embassy in decided to showcase areas where has proven strength with significant global presence, and has good prospects for further market access in China, the release said.

India's country pavilion has focused on sectors such as and agro products, pharmaceuticals, IT and IT-enabled services (ITES), and tourism and services sector, it said.

These four areas represent a very minuscule Indian presence in China, contrary to India's strength and overall global presence, it said.

is India's largest trading partner with total trade expected to hit the USD 100 billion mark in the near future. Both countries have expressed a resolve to address India's concerns regarding the large trade deficit with China, the release said.

The is consistently making sincere efforts to promote India's exports to China, it said.

This has been achieved through various bilateral meetings at the government level and continuous engagement of Indian with China, it said.

Recently, the Indian mission in and consulates in and had organised a series of business promotion and buyer-seller meets covering products like sugar, tea, rice, oil meals, which received encouraging participation from Chinese importers, it said.

The (FIEO) is the lead agency for the India country pavilion in CIIE along with other stakeholders like tourism ministry, NAFED, Pharmexcil, and others to showcase India's strength in these diverse areas.

The consulate general of India in has also extended all local support for the event, it said.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:35 IST