Nepal International Trade Fair 2019 is scheduled to begin on March 28 at Exhibition Hall, Bhrikutimandap. The expo, which can be in its eighth edition, is jointly organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal with assistance from the Ministry of Commerce.
The fair goals to improve Nepal’s international trade and increase the growth of the exportable products base with a concentrate on items identified by the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy, claimed the organiser.
The fair definitely will highlight Nepali handicraft and agricultural items specifically, claimed Bhawani Rana, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “There is going to be distinguish pavilions for handicraft products and agricultural items,” she claimed. The trade show is going to be a powerful platform to showcase domestic products in the global market, she stated.
There may be more than 300 stalls at the fair exhibiting national and international goods and services. The displays will do business with handicraft goods; tourism products; information technology and commercial information; agricultural products; energy, building and construction goods; and educational institutions.
Stall booking has opened, hence far exhibitors from China have reserved 80 stalls, exhibitors from India 10 stalls, exhibitors from Pakistan 15 stalls and exhibitors from Bangladesh 40 stalls. There are going to be exhibitors from countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation besides China, Thailand and Myanmar. Buyers from South Asia and China, Korea and Japan are expected to visit the fair.
The organisers also plan to hold live interaction programmes with international buyers.
This past year, more than 100,000 national and international visitors noticed the fair where 340 exhibitors showcased their goods and services, the organiser claimed. The total turnover was Rs150 million, and the organisers claimed they expected Rs150-200 million value of financial transactions to be executed this year. The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has provided Rs2.5 million to support the occasion.