Qatar is now looking towards India for ready-to-eat, baby products, processed packed food, organic food, tetra-packed juices and less cooking-oriented food, according to a report in Financial Express.
Leading buyers from Qatar have evinced interests in buying more from India.
Officials said 17 buyers from Qatar are visiting India next month looking for food products at the Indusfood, organized by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) jointly with Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
India’s trade with Qatar saw a remarkable jump in the months followed by the unjust blockade –there is a noticeable surge in exports, as there has been deepening of ties between the two countries post-embargo.
Ashok Sethi, Director (International Marketing), TPCI, said, “We feel India can seize the opportunity to increase its export of food and beverage products such as sweet biscuits, fresh vegetables and cashew nuts. Judging by the good number of leading buyers that are coming to Indusfood, I think this event will serve as a good platform to meet the requirements of Qatari market.”
“Indian diaspora constitutes a majority of the Qatari population, and this is the right time to boost trade volumes, especially of India- origin ethnic foods and Indusfood is the right platform for it,” he added. The regular shipping services between Mundra Port of India and Hamad Port in Qatar have also helped in increasing bilateral trade.
India’s exports to Qatar have expanded by over 87 percent and Indian companies have acquired a strategic depth in the country. India is one of the largest buyers of LNG from Qatar.
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