It was a busy few days for 600 exhibitors and an eager crowd of 20,000 plus attendees filling the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre April 24 through 26th. 24 countries were represented by exhibitors. FibreDust LLC had their entire China team on site along with CEO Sam Ahilan. Many new business connections were made and Fibredust looks forward to developing solid relationships with our new contacts.
China is already a large importer of coir. India’s exports of coir products to China increased over 32 percent in the 2013-2014 financial year. During 2013-14, a total of 192,110 tons of coir products were shipped to China, exceeding exports to the United States for the first time.
While doing business in China can be a challenge, with regulations varying from province to province, culture differences, and communication nuances, its a huge market with much potential. Patience, understanding and the desire to personally engage with our customer is a forte of Fibredust and developing relationships with our customers in China will be a worthwhile endeavor for all parties.
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