By blocking India’s bid at the United Nations (UN) to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad and its , chief Masood Azhar as a mastermind behind terror attacks and restricting India’s entry into Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), Beijing’s support to Pakistan is clear. This made the apex trade body come to a conclusion of saying no to China goods.
India is ready to boycott China-made products. Fifty-five commerce and industry associations from Ahmadabad agreed with Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) to boycott China products on Monday.
Senior Vice President of GCCI, Shailesh Patwari talked about this in a meeting in Ahmadabad. 70-75 trade bodies were also invited to talk on the matter with China. 55 attended the meeting and agreed on the decision of boycotting China products.
Those who have attended the meeting were new cloth merchant, Muscati Mahajan, Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, cloth merchant association and representatives of Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and industry.
Bipin Patel, president of GCCI, said that “we should use domestically produced products and not to import it from China. There are various products which we shouldn’t depend on China to cater us. Goods, such as, firecrackers, kites, threads, ceramic products, bulb, toys and computers which include lighting system as decided by association will not be imported from China.”
He further added that “there are traders who already have imported products from China but they should not get worried as they will be allowed to sell their stocks and will not face any losses. They should not bring firecrackers and threads on Makarskranti, to which they agreed.”
Patwari said that that Gujarat imports around rupees 12,000 crore Chinese products annually. Those products are textile machinery, chemicals, bulk drugs APIs for life-saving medicines and transformers.
India exports $9 billion worth goods to the land of the dragon, whereas China exports $61 billion to India according to GCCI estimates.