In order to strengthen the economic and trade ties between Japan and Uttar Pradesh and to consider possible options to boost exports from the state, a virtual conference was held between the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Embassy of India. India in Japan on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by Sanjay Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan; Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Export Promotion (MSME); C Rajashekhar, OSD (State), Ministry of External Affairs and Arvind Kumar, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner.
Discussions were held to explore the possibilities of bilateral trade between Uttar Pradesh and Japan in areas such as handicrafts, food, electronics, apparel, carpets, leather and ODOP products.
Sehgal discussed the manufacturing potential of Uttar Pradesh in all these areas. He added that these areas are in line with the market demand in Japan.
Sanjay Verma assured full cooperation to the state in its efforts to organize state-centric webinars and virtual buyer-seller meetings. He also assured full cooperation to Uttar Pradesh in sending state delegations to Japan by the end of the year.
He suggested that the certification and quality norms should be strictly followed by our exporters while exporting to Japan.
Referring to the recently held groundbreaking event 3.0 in Uttar Pradesh, Arvind Kumar said that the state is determined to invite investments from various countries.
C Rajasekhar stressed the need to assist MSMEs in their internationalization journey and said that the Ministry of External Affairs will facilitate the Government of Uttar Pradesh to promote exports through suitable events such as trade and investment-based road shows and exhibitions.
Officials of Export Promotion Bureau, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Export Promotion Council and Exim Bank India also attended the meeting.