ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indian Trade Fairs

December 26, 1970 Indian Trade Fairs Harish Chandola THE recent Indian trade exhibition here served no purpose", was the comment of a member of the Secretariat of the Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, on the efforts of India to display the large variety of goods it manufactured, from giant casting aad radio-active isotopes to cheap "chap- pals" and "bins", in Kuala Lumpur. (India had held similar trade exhibitions in Jakarta and Singapore in July and September this year, respectively.) "Why did he think so?" His reply was that the Indian manufacturers of engineering goods displayed at the exhibition with a view to introducing them in the local market, had no sales or service organisation in Malaysia. How did the manufacturers, or the Government which arranged the display, expect the Malaysians to import items which could not be serviced and spare-parts for which could not be bought in the country?

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