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JKTPO and Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce to work in partnership for increasing bilateral trade between India and Canada.

Jammu, April 04, 2022 : A delegation from the IndoCanada Chamber of Commerce visited Jammu to promote bilateral trade relations and jointly discuss investment and trade opportunities with thrust on exports from J&K to Canada along with creating business opportunities for Indian start-ups and MSMEs in Canada.

Principal Secretary to Government I&C, Shri Ranjan Prakash Thakur, IRTS, who stressed upon J&K being a hub of exponential opportunities and a virgin territory from the aspect of attracting global attention and investment along with being a strategic focus and priority for the central government. He highlighted the fact that J&K has the best incentives, package and policies in the country and a huge potential in the sectors of hospitality and tourism to name a few.

Ms. Ankita Kar, IRAS, MD, JKTPO welcomed the delegation and presented views, policies, incentives and potential export products of the UT in a interactive presentation with specific focus was on GI products.

The President of the IndoCanada Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Ripudaman S. Dhillon, said that the focus of the delegation was on sectors like agriculture, hospitality, immigration, realty, information technology, infrastructure etc. All these sectors continue to show incredible potential and are expected to become pivotal in the growth story for enhancing trade relations between the two countries. He further said that growing interest of the Indo-Canadian diaspora into “Make in India” products will also compel Canada to look at India and specially at a growing market like J&K to promote trade to ensure growth and employment opportunities for its budding entrepreneurs. He invited JKTPO to start a help desk in Canada.

The event was focused to promote investment and exports along with facilitating business linkages and direct dialogue between the Indo - Canadian delegation and their extended network with industry representatives from J&K.

The discussions revolved around promoting exports of traditional exportable products from J&K like Saffron, Basmati Rice, Pashmina and Kani Shawls, Carpets, Honey, Kashmiri Chilli, Walnuts along with innovative ideas like Medical Tourism. There were women entrepreneurs, start-ups and exporters who presented their products and services from sectors like education, handloom & handicrafts, agro-based and horticulture products to the delegation which were highly appreciated and received overwhelming responses in terms of potential market linkages & investments.  Some other proposals discussed were Indian food and value-added products in Canada, investments in JVs by Indian businessmen in Canada, importing economical but quality products from J&K.

From JKTPO Mr. Mukesh Thapa, General Manager JKTPO, Mr. Chaitanya Sharma, Manager, Operations and other officials were also present. Mr. Arun Gupta, President, JCCI; Mr. Gourav Gupta, General Secretary, JCCI; Mr. Anil Gupta, Sr. Vice President, JCCI; Mr. Ravnish Gulati, Immediate Past Chairman, CII J&K; Mr. Manik Batra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM J&K; Mr Lalit Mahajan, Bari Brahamana Industries Association, Mr. Abhay Pargal, LJK Economic Growth and Development Dialogue (LEAD)and other representatives from key industry associations were also presented.