Nepal International Trade Fair (NITF) concluded here today in happy note as herbal and handicraft products made their lasting impression on the visitors.

The third edition of the fair started on March 6, saw an encouraging response from the participants and the visitors both.

The domestic products – especially herbals and handicrafts – did brisk business in the five-day fair as the guest countries including China and Bangladesh are interested to import them.

The fair has been organised jointly by Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies has aimed at boosting the exports to help balance trade deficit.

India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand took part in the fair that saw China as the country partner for this year. There were altogether 350 stalls – 239 Nepali, 54 Bangladeshi, 30 Pakistani, 21 Chinese, five Indian and one Thai – in the fair that focused on the products and services identified by Nepal Integration Trade Strategy (NTIS) 2010.

The NTIS has so far identified 19 – 12 products and seven services – like ginger, cardamom, tea, coffee, handicrafts, handmade silver jewellery, cotton, that have great export potential.

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