Chinese goods boycott hitting traders on tepid retail demand

CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Chinese lighting and decorative products are widely used during Diwali and such materials start flooding the Indian markets three months prior to the festive season.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 14, 2016 4:35 pm

The social media campaign to boycott Chinese goods during Diwali has beaten down sentiment of retail traders as there has been a 20 per cent decline in demand so far, traders body CAIT said on Friday. Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Chinese lighting and decorative products are widely used during Diwali and such materials start flooding the Indian markets three months prior to the festive season.

“There has been a debate in social media on boycotting Chinese product. These products are already with the wholesalers but there has been a 20 per cent decline in demand from the retail traders as they are worried whether people will actually buy it or not,” he said.

There has been a social media call for boycott of Chinese goods in India following that country’s opposition to a UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar as well Beijing obstructing India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Khandelwal said CAIT will go with the mood of the people and honour their calls for ban on Chinese products.

“We expect that the goods which are in stock with the wholesalers will get sold over time, otherwise a lot of cash of traders will get stuck,” he said.

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    hitender
    Oct 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm
    Our festivals were best means to boost indian manufacturers, artisans and labors. Lets make this diwali and all upcoming for them. No festive products from foreigners and especially enemies of india.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Lets light up our nation with oil lamps. Lets light it up without Chinese lamps so well that all satellites pick the aura of our mother india. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This will be true diwali and rakhi.
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      Shekhar Odak
      Oct 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm
      That way banning import or export to or frm china will also affect Indian n Chinese economy..therefore China should understand and support Indian stand of banning any organisation / country promoting or supporting terrorism in totality..... it's not that China wants terrorism .... it is only supporting younger brother blindly.....because of corridor...... no country/organisation should be against humanity... China may repent its support to stan .... we know.. but one shed not support terrorism ..... we have our kids... let president of China note it....lt;br/gt;Indins feel bad if any country supports terrorism......lt;br/gt;Don't ban any countrylt;br/gt;Let us grow together with togetherness 👍😂😘😏😊❤️😁 That is the only message I wish to give....
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        prakash
        Oct 15, 2016 at 12:26 am
        This is a good beginning. Chinese exports to India are work 70 Billion dollars, reduce these to Zero and China will learn a lesson and stop its activities against India. Why should we give business to a country who uses the profits gained from our money to harm us ? China profits from India and gives arms to stan, help stan create a nuclear threat to India, stan Kills our soldiers under its Nuclear umbrella. Remember when we buy a Chinese product we help stan kill our soldiers our people.
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          Rattihallirao
          Oct 15, 2016 at 12:31 am
          One thing we hv to remember China do not depend on India market alone, real things must be remembered and not banning this and that. India proving to be quarelsome.
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            sunny
            Oct 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm
            people should stop buying from amozan and flipkraft also
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              Rajiv
              Oct 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm
              Do Not buy any Chinese Goods !
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                Dr
                Oct 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm
                The consumers r not traitors. Just lack of awareness. The wrs can be called so.
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                  Sachin
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm
                  Time for Mr. Modi to recognize Dalai lama!
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                    GIri
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:46 am
                    Yes that is correct. It is high time we did something like this. In fact, we should have stopped buying Chinese products years ago, irrespective of whether they are cheaper or not, compared with products manufactured in India. One way of encouraging local industries, is to buy Indian-made products. By doing this, we will also encourage a sense of patriotism in our youth, who are the future citizens of India. And besides, our own small-scale industries will be able to thrive. In fact, that is one of the ways of encouraging our PM's motto of "Make in India". It is like our traders are only concerned about profits, not what works for us as a nation! As mentioned by you Prakash, we are funding one enemy, by buying their products, and that enemy goes ahead and provides arms and ammunition, as well as training (if I am correct) to another enemy. It is high time we realised this and put a stop to this. Thank goodness that we have started realising this and are working on stopping this. Our traders are the ones who go ahead and buy cheap Chinese products and flood our markets with these cheap goods. If anything, they should understand that they are not living in China, but in India! They enjoy the protection of our government (and our armed forces are out there, guarding our borders 24/7), not from the Chinese government! They should stop this, and think like a true Indian. They are the ones who should take the first initiative. I can go on, but wish to stop at this.
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                      JM
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:41 pm
                      Boycott chinese products. If w of India decides not to buy chinese products will be economic rude shock to China.
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                        Pork Kabab
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm
                        There has to be 100% ban self implementation by Indian public. Indian. remember every paisa you spend on Chinese goods, the money goes to terrorists from stan. China must realize - India or stan. they have to decide.
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                          kris kumar
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm
                          Ban Chinese goods completely. This is the only way to teach arrogant and cunning Chinese supporter of terrorism. More Indian stopped buying goods made in China will encourage Indian companies to meet the demand. Let Chinese sell their rubbish to s. India should put its foot down and tell Chinese to stop CPEC going through POK.
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                            Manohar Sharma
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                            Boycott Chinese Goods.
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                              S Subramaniam
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                              The W traders should have led the "ban the Chinese products movement", rather waiting g for individuals boycott the Chinese products. The days are not far when they may face the public ire for selling Chinese products.
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                                mediahater
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                                Patriotic Indians ! Please boycott all Chinese goods if you have an iota of self respect leave alone patriotism!! You can do a lot of good in showing Chinese their place
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                                  Manas Sarkar
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 11:29 pm
                                  This is beginning, this 20% will be 80% reduction in the next year. Indian can distinguish between true friend and fake one.
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                                    arravind
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:04 pm
                                    No more Chinese mobile lt;br/gt;This is the first priority
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                                      arravind
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm
                                      Sir This is a long time problem
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                                        Param
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 11:42 am
                                        Good. Wrs must also return goods to China
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                                          nit
                                          Oct 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                                          Now a days we all have face book page and I would request all Indians to put a message on their page saying no more Chinese goods and please spread this and I am sure this will make a huge difference.
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                                            nit
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                                            Very good.We can manage with oil lamps and and all Indians should united and d do not buy anything which say made in China.
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