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22 Aug 2017
HK clocks 40 pc increase in trade with India in H1 of 2017
Credit : TSO Bureau

"Hong Kong has registered a hefty 40 per cent increase in trade with India in the first half of 2017 at USD 18.3 billion, the highest growth rate among the gleaming financial hub's top 30 partner countries that include China and the US. Calling India one of Hong Kong's biggest trading partners, Assistant Executive Director of trade promotion body Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Sophia Chong said there is a big potential for Indian market to further grow in the former British colony, which is now a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong is a ""super-connector"" that can provide Indian traders a ""vibrant"" platform to do business, Sophia added. ""Indian traders can not only use Hong Kong as a platform to connect with the local market but also with other Asian markets,"" she said. She was speaking on the sidelines of the 'Food Expo & Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2017', which hosted an Indian pavilion for the first time featuring 32 Indian food and four tea exhibitors. The pavilion was set up by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) under a MoU signed last year to promote bilateral commercial activities and to strengthen economic partnership between India and Hong Kong. ""The value of bilateral trade reached around USD 18.3 billion in first half of 2017, an increase of 40 per cent year-on-year, the highest growth among our top 30 partner countries in the same period,"" Sophia told"
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